A man is under police guard in hospital after a shocking attack on a security guard at a hospital in Sydney’s west.
Police said the violent assault happened around 9.30am on Thursday, when the security guard intervened in an argument between a 21-year-old man and a woman at Blacktown Hospital.
The young man allegedly punched the guard, before stealing a set of car keys from an 80-year-old woman and driving away in her vehicle.
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During his escape, several cars were damaged when he smashed into them in the stolen vehicle.
The offender was eventually taken into custody after coming to a stop.
He was taken to Blacktown Hospital for assessment and remains under guard.