A police sergeant will undergo surgery after being bitten by a dog following an arrest in Sydney’s south-west overnight.
Just before 1.30am (Sunday 28 February 2021), officers from Bankstown Police Area Command attended a home on Marsden Street, Georges Hall, following reports of a domestic-related incident.
On arrival, police spoke to a 59-year-old woman outside the home before attempting to speak to a man, who had barricaded himself in a rear garage with a dog.
A short time later, the 52-year-old man was arrested in the garage.
After the man was placed in the caged truck, the dog ran onto the street.
About 2am, the woman secured the dog, but as a male sergeant was speaking to her, the dog attacked him, biting his face.
He sustained serious facial injuries and was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Liverpool Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition awaiting surgery.
The man was taken to Bankstown Police Station where he is expected to be charged.
The dog was seized by council at the scene.
Inquiries are continuing.