Man charged with trying to burn down NSW police station

A man has been charged after allegedly trying to burn down The Entrance Police Station in NSW yesterday.

Around midday, a 25-year-old man walked towards the police station with a wine bottle filled with petrol.

Police say the man was seen pouring the liquid around the front entrance of the station and attempting to set it alight with a cigarette lighter.


Officers chased the man and used OC spray to detain him after he allegedly refused to drop the lighter.

He was charged with being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence and resisting an officer in the execution of duty.

The man is due to appear before Wyong Local Court today.

Police say the incident is not believed to be terror-related.