Police struggle with man armed with gun and hammer in Sydney

A man has been arrested and charged after he was allegedly caught in possession of a gun and a hammer in Sydney’s inner city early this morning.

Police said officers first spotted the man exit a building on Cope Street in Waterloo shortly before 2am.

He was wearing dark clothing and allegedly had his face covered.


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Police said the man then began to ride a bicycle through Waterloo Green.

Officers asked the man to stop, however he allegedly changed direction and continued riding.

Officers pursued the man and eventually managed to stop him on John Street.

One of the officers grabbed the man, at which point it’s alleged he felt what he believed was a firearm.

The man broke free and allegedly attempted to withdraw the firearm as he fled the scene.

The man was arrested a short distance away and searched by police who allegedly found him to be in possession of a gun and hammer.

The 43-year-old man was taken to Redfern Police Station where he was charged with possess shortened firearm, use weapon to avoid apprehension and possess house breaking implements.

He was refused bail to appear in Central Local Court today.