Man tasered after wielding knife at officers outside police station
A man has been tasered and arrested after he allegedly confronted officers with a knife outside a police station in Sydney’s west.
Police say two officers were walking towards the front door of Granville Police Station just after 7.30am when a man approached them with the knife.
An officer pulled a gun on the man and repeatedly asked him to drop the knife, but he allegedly refused.
Another officer was forced to taser and arrest the man.
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He was taken to Westmead Hospital for assessment before being charged with the use of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence.
He will appear at Parramatta Local Court tomorrow.
Superintendent Darryl Jobson tells Ben Fordham the officers involved acted professionally.
“I couldn’t be more proud of their training.”
He also denies the man had any political motivation.
“I can indicate strongly that there are no political or other ideologies or other links to any other matter.”
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Ben Fordham also speaks to Patrick, who witnessed the confrontation as he drove past the police station on his way to work.
He says he tried to alert police as soon as he saw the man pull out the knife.
“I started to beep my horn to get some attention from the police, and I actually tried to get out of the car.”
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