WATCH | Man smashes NSW court windows with hammer and tomahawk

A MAN is in hospital with cuts to his hand after smashing through the front windows of Parramatta Court House on Wednesday night.

Police were called to the building on George Street, Parramatta, around 7.15pm after receiving reports a man was smashing through the large panels, causing extensive damage.

Video footage quickly circulated on social media showing officers confronting the 52-year-old, drawing their tasers, as he continued to casually smash the glass.


The man eventually surrendered to police. It will be alleged he was found in possession of a claw hammer as well as a tomahawk.

He was arrested and taken to Westmead Hospital with cuts to his hands and head.

“He is currently undergoing an assessment,” A NSW Police statement said.

Despite the significant damage, a NSW Justice spokeswoman said the court house will open “as normal” on Thursday and no sittings will be impacted.

“Damage to the building is currently being assessed and broken glass panels will be replaced as soon as possible,” she said in a statement.