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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Man bites police officer

A man who allegedly stabbed and bit police officers in Sydney’s CBD this morning has been charged with attempted murder.

The incident occurred after officers from Sydney City Police area Command were contacted by a food delivery rider, who told Police he had been harassed by a man on George Street just after midnight.

As a result of inquiries, officers approached a man as he was walking along York Street near Market Street.

Police will allege in court that the man removed a knife from his pocket and attacked the officers, and a struggle ensued.

One officer was slashed across his head and shoulder and another officer was slashed on the hand, before a third officer was bitten on the arm.

The 32-year-old man was then disarmed and arrested, before being taken to St Vincent’s Hospital for assessment.

The injured officers were also taken to St Vincent’s Hospital, with the 40-year-old male senior constable undergoing treatment for a laceration to the left side of his head and a second laceration to his left upper arm/shoulder a 39-year-old male acting sergeant receiving treatment for a laceration on his finger and a knee injury, while the 20-year-old male probationary constable was treated for a bite to his tricep.

Following his release from hospital, the 32-year-old Lakemba man was taken to Day Street Police Station.

He has now been charged with cause wounding/grievous bodily harm to person with intent to murder, wound person with intent to resist/prevent arrest, assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm and resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.

The man has been refused bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court today.

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