UPDATE: Police operation in Wakeley concludes following stabbing

A police operation in Sydney’s southwest has concluded following the alleged stabbing of a number of people.

About 7.10pm on Monday 15 April 2024, police were called to Welcome Street, Wakeley, following reports a number of people were stabbed.

Officers attached to Fairfield City Police Area Command, supported by multiple police resources from a number of commands and specialist units attended.

A male was arrested on scene and he has been removed from the church and taken to an undisclosed location.

The injured individuals suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being conveyed to hospital.

Police launched a wide-scale operation a public order incident at the location, during which two police officers were injured and a number of police vehicles sustained damage.

A constable was hit with a metal object and sustained a twisted knee and a chipped tooth. Another constable sustained a broken jaw after he was hit with a brick and a fence paling.

They were both taken to hospital for treatment.

As investigations continue, any witnesses, anyone with information or mobile phone vision who has not yet spoken to police, is urged to call police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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