Officers taser knife-wielding man outside Police station in Sydney’s west

Police have been forced to taser a man after he threatened two officers with a knife outside a Police station in Sydney’s west.

Two Inspectors were walking towards the front doors of Granville Police station around 7.30am when they were allegedly approached by the man armed a knife.

The officers drew their weapons and retreated as they called on the man to drop his weapon.


The man refused to comply with the officers’ directions before several other officers converged out the front of the Police station with guns drawn.

The man continued to walk towards the officers, with one then deploying his Taser before the man was arrested.

The incident was captured on CCTV cameras outside the station.

Source: NSW Police

The man was taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment before being returned to Granville Police station where charges are expected to be laid.

Assistant Commissioner Peter Thurtell says they are unsure of his motivation but have ruled out terrorism.

“There is no indication at all that this indication is terror related and there is no indication at at all that it is religiously motivated, ” Asst Commissioner Thurtell said.