Dramatic police chase closes Sydney Harbour Bridge

UPDATE: A DRAMATIC hour-long police pursuit has ended with a bang outside a Sydney police station this morning.

A 33-year-old man driving a white BMW sparked the dangerous chase through the city of five million after he was spotted by police at Mortdale just before 10am AEDT.

He had allegedly been on the run after a 33-year-old woman was stabbed at Anzac Parade, Kensington around 7.30am.


Police initiated a pursuit, which over the next hour spanned the length of the M5, M7 and the M2 before road spikes were successfully deployed on the Gore Hill Freeway.

The pursuit continued at low speed south across the Harbour Bridge, shutting it down at one point, and then through the CBD.

It was brought to an abrupt end in dramatic scenes outside the Surry Hills Police Station on Goulburn Street when the car was surrounded by 15 police vehicles just after 11am AEDT.

Witnesses told local media the man was arrested after police shot out the tyres, smashed the window, and dragged him out of the car.

It was later confirmed police fired two rounds of gas through the front windscreen of the BMW to subdue the driver.

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