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Man charged with trying to set police station alight - The Entrance

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 08:09:04 AM

A man will face court today after allegedly trying to set alight The Entrance Police Station yesterday.

It’s alleged about 12pm (Tuesday 13 June 2017), a 25-year-old man walked towards the police station with a wine bottle filled with petrol.

The man was seen pouring the liquid around the front entrance of the police station and attempting to set it alight with a cigarette lighter.

Officers chased the man and used OC spray to detain him after he allegedly refused to drop the lighter.

He was subsequently charged with being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence and resisting an officer in the execution of duty.

The man was refused bail to appear before Wyong Local Court today (Wednesday 14 June 2017).

It’s not believed the incident was terror-related.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.