A POLICE officer has been tasered during a dramatic arrest at a train station in Sydney’s west.
Two officers were patrolling at Yennora Train Station around 4.00pm on Friday when they spoke to a couple and asked for their Opal cards.
Neither the 50-year-old Kingswood man or 31-year-old Waterloo woman were able to produce a valid card. It was also revealed the man was in breach of a Apprehended Domestic Violence Order.
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As the pair were escorted off the train, it’s alleged the man became violent, prompting a struggle with the officers.
The man is then accused of grabbing a senior constable’s Taser before firing it, striking a sergeant.
Police had to use their baton to strike the man to eventually get him to give up the taser. It’s alleged he managed to fire it off four times during the struggle.
The man was taken to Fairfield Police Station, where he was charged with the following offences: assault police officer in execution of duty (x2), use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty (x2), travel or attempt travel without valid ticket – adult, contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO (Domestic), possess/attempt to, prescribed restricted substance, and attempt to escape police custody.
He has been refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court tomorrow (Saturday 29 June 2019).
A 52-year-old male sergeant – sustained a minor wrist injury, and a 29-year-old male senior constable was uninjured.