Man arrested after allegedly assaulting three police officers at Bankstown

Monday, 13 September 2021 03:09:57 PM

A man has been arrested over the alleged assault of three officers from the Police Transport Command in Sydney’s south-west.

About 11.50am today (Monday 13 September 2021), officers from Bankstown Police Transport Command were conducting proactive patrols of the local area, when they attempted to speak with a man standing in the middle of Jacob Street Terrace.

The two female senior constables instructed the man to move off the road, before he allegedly became physically aggressive toward them.

The man allegedly punched and kicked both officers, who used OC spray in an attempt to subdue him, before he ran from the area and boarded a train.

Further police and paramedics attended the scene and provided medical treatment to the officers – aged 30 and 32 – who both sustained injuries during the incident.

The officers were taken to Bankstown Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.

Following inquiries, officers from Bankstown Highway Patrol arrested the 43-year-old man a short time later at Yagoona.

He was taken to Bankstown Police Station, where he allegedly assaulted a third officer – a 32-year-old male senior constable – while in custody.

The male officer has also been taken to Bankstown Hospital for treatment.

Charges are expected to be laid and inquiries into the incident are continuing.

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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.