Armed men arrested at Sydney railway station

TWO men have been charged with weapons and drug offences following separate incidents at a railway station on Sydney’s Upper North Shore.

Police say they were conducting patrols of Hornsby Railway Station on Friday afternoon when around 2pm they stopped and spoke to a 27-year-old man seen carrying a backpack.

During a search of the man’s bag, officers allegedly found an extendable baton, two knives and a replica pistol.


A little over four hours later, a 23-year-old man was stopped and questioned by officers at the same station.

After failing to produce a valid ticket, the man was searched and allegedly found to be in possession of more than two grams of ‘ICE’, anabolic steroids, a small knife and a set of knuckle busters.

Both men were arrested and taken to Hornsby Police Station where they were each charged with a long list of offences.

The 27-year-old was refused bail to appear in Parramatta Bail Court today on charges of possessing an unauthorised pistol and a prohibited weapon, and being in custody of a knife in a public place.

The younger man was released on bail to appear in Hornsby Local Court next month, charged with three counts of possessing a prohibited drug, being in custody of an offensive implement and having a knife in a public place.