Man accused of trying to stab police in the head

A MAN has allegedly attacked a pair of police officers and tried stabbing them in the head on a street in Sydney.

The dramatic scenes played out on Parramatta Road at Camperdown, in the city’s Inner West last Thursday.

It was just after 3pm when police say they spotted the 25-year-old man walking near Bridge Road, carrying a knife.


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At first, the man allegedly began running from police before turning around and violently attacking them.

While armed with the knife, it’s alleged the man unleashed a flurry of punches and started swinging at the officers.

Police deployed their OC spray to subdue the man, who was arrested with the help of extra police and a bystander.

The 25-year-old was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital to be treated for OC spray exposure, along with one of the male sergeants who was also treated for abrasions sustained during the assault.

After being released from hospital, the man was taken to Newtown Police Station and charged with four counts of assault police, and one each of resisting arrest and having a knife in a public place.

Following further investigations and after reviewing additional CCTV footage of the incident, the man was this week charged with a further two offences.

It’s alleged the man can be seen on the security footage concealing a knife under his work shirt while he assaulted the officers.

Police now allege the man attempted to stab the officers in the head and face and have charged him with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (attempted), and armed with intent to commit an indictable offence.

He is next due to appear before Newtown Local Court on Tuesday, June 18.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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