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Knife attack on policeman in Sydney’s west

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A suspect has been charged with attempted murder. Photo: NSW Police
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A 28-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer outside Eastwood Police Station, in Sydney’s west, early on Thursday morning.

The man allegedly approached two officers, a male Leading Senior Constable and a female Probationary Constable, just before 3am as they were walking towards the entrance of Eastwood Police Station on Ethel Street.

Police allege the man attempted to stab the male officer three times, before evading a police taser and running away.

CCTV footage released by NSW police shows the alleged attack.

Six officers pursued the man on foot and he was arrested after being tasered.

“Officers gave chase towards Ethel Lane, where one officer fired his taser at the man without effect,” a police spokesperson said.

“After a short pursuit the man, still armed with the knife, stopped and turned to face the officers.

“Another officer then fired his taser at the man which caused him to fall to the ground.”

The 28-year-old was refused bail. The officer he allegedly attempted to kill was not injured.