NSW police charge man after officer assaulted

A man will face court today charged following an incident at Central Railway Station yesterday, where a police officer was allegedly assaulted.

About 5.10pm (Wednesday 19 January 2022), officers attached to the Police Transport Command (PTC) were called to a rail corridor near Lee Street, Chippendale, after reports a man was on the tracks.

Police established a perimeter and commenced a search with the assistance of the Dog Unit.

Just after 6pm, the dog handler located the man and during a violent struggle, the man allegedly produced a machete.

The officer sustained a head injury during the confrontation; however, he was able to arrest the man.

Further officers assisted with the arrest and will allege they located a large sum of cash strapped to the man’s legs.

The 28-year-old man was taken to Surry Hills Police Station and charged with go onto/into/ or remain on running lines, wound person with intent to resist arrest, use offensive weapon to prevent unlawful detention, deal with property proceeds of crime, and resist or hinder police in the execution of duty.

He was also charged with aggravated break and enter armed with intent, aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence in relation to property offences at Redfern earlier that day.

The man was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court today (Thursday 20 February 2022).

The injured officer was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital and treated for a minor head wound.

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