A body has been found on the property where police arrested Gino and Mark Stocco, near Dunedoo in central western New South Wales.
The father and son fugitives Gino, 57, and Mark, 35, wanted after allegedly shooting at police in NSW, were taken into custody after a search spanning three states.
The pair, who had been wanted by police for eight years, were found at a property at Elong Elong, near Dunedoo.
Police said no shots were fired and no-one was injured during the arrest.
An ambulance was on standby in Dunedoo at the time of the arrests but a spokeswoman said it was not needed.
The pair are being taken to Dubbo police station to be charged.
There was an unconfirmed sighting of the Stoccos at about 7:00am at Hillston, which is a five-hour drive south-west of Dunedoo.
Bakery owner Donna Francis said the men were recognised by other customers who called police.
“I’m thinking to myself, are they the Stocco fellows?” she said.
“And I kept looking at them, but the father actually has a clean face now.
“I’ve only seen the police, the local ones, once and they asked me had I recognised them, and I said, well, I think it was them, I’m not 100 per cent sure.”
Elong Elong property ‘very isolated’.
Elong Elong Rural Property Centre director Denise Male said she sold the property Pinevale, where the men were arrested, only last year.
She said it was an isolated property that backed onto the Goonoo State Forrest, which is traversed by many remote access roads.
“It’s a very remote and private property,” she said.
“It’s a brilliant thing that police have tracked them down to that location, because it’s very isolated.”
Police have been running a major operation to capture the Stoccos since they allegedly shot at police with a high-powered rifle during a car chase in Wagga Wagga in NSW earlier this month.