A man has been charged with attempted murder after a policeman was slashed on the head and shoulder with a knife and two other officers were injured in Sydney’s CBD.
Officers were contacted after a food delivery rider was allegedly harassed by a man on George Street about 12.20am on Wednesday.
Police say one officer was slashed across his head and shoulder after a man pulled out a knife when they approached him as he was walking along York Street near Market Street.
Another officer was slashed on the hand and a third officer was bitten on the arm.
The man was disarmed and arrested, before being taken to St Vincent’s Hospital for assessment.
A man has been charged with attempted murder after a police officer was slashed in the head and shoulder, and two others were injured in the Sydney CBD this morning. https://t.co/doyCg0yh2f pic.twitter.com/DdjjdgDjM5
— NSW Police Force (@nswpolice) September 2, 2020
The injured officers were also taken to St Vincent’s Hospital, where a 40-year-old male senior constable was treated for a laceration to the left side of his head and a cut to his left shoulder.
A 39-year-old male acting sergeant was treated for a cut to his finger and a knee injury, while a 20-year-old male probationary constable was treated for a bite to his tricep.
A 32-year-old Lakemba man faces multiple charges including grievous bodily harm with intent to murder, assaulting police and resisting arrest.
Detectives and the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team conducted a search warrant at a hostel on York Street and seized a number of items.
The man will face court on Thursday.