Epileptic accused of setting fire to a home and threatening to kill the police with a chainsaw

Andrew Corteling (pictured) allegedly set fire to a house, threatened to kill the owner and threatened the police with a chainsaw

A man who allegedly set fire to a home, threatened to kill the owner and threatened the police with a chainsaw, will need five types of medication while in custody, a Melbourne court has learned.

Andrew Corteling, 29, appeared in court on Friday after allegedly burning Caulfield's home on Thursday night after an argument with a man and a woman, believed to be relatives.

Caulfield's man is accused of damaging Moira Corteling's $ 200,000 house by setting him on fire.

Andrew Corteling (pictured) allegedly set fire to a house, threatened to kill the owner and threatened the police with a chainsaw

Andrew Corteling (pictured) allegedly set fire to a house, threatened to kill the owner and threatened the police with a chainsaw

Corteling appeared in court on Friday after allegedly burning down the Caulfield house (pictured) on Thursday night after an argument with a man and a woman, who are believed to be relatives

Corteling appeared in court on Friday after allegedly burning down the Caulfield house (pictured) on Thursday night after an argument with a man and a woman, who are believed to be relatives

Corteling appeared in court on Friday after allegedly burning down the Caulfield house (pictured) on Thursday night after an argument with a man and a woman, who are believed to be relatives

He is also accused of threatening to kill Moira and Adrian Corteling, who is believed to be his mother and brother, threatening to damage the property, threatening to inflict serious injuries on Adrian and damaging Adrián's $ 200 car.

Magistrate Charlie Rozencwajg was told that Corteling has epilepsy, that he needs five different types of medication to control it, and that he had been in the hospital after the incident.

The police found him allegedly arming two firearms in the backyard, and when he was challenged, he accused the officers with the chainsaw.

Nobody was hurt.

Corteling, who is in custody for the first time, was forced to appear before the Court of Magistrates of Melbourne on November 30 for a commitment mention via the video link.

The police found him allegedly arming two firearms in the backyard, and when they challenged him, he accused the officers with the chainsaw.

The police found him allegedly arming two firearms in the backyard, and when they challenged him, he accused the officers with the chainsaw.

The police found him allegedly arming two firearms in the backyard, and when they challenged him, he accused the officers with the chainsaw.

Corteling is accused of damaging Moira Corteling's $ 200,000 house by setting him on fire

Corteling is accused of damaging Moira Corteling's $ 200,000 house by setting him on fire

Corteling is accused of damaging Moira Corteling's $ 200,000 house by setting him on fire

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