Man charged following railway trespass and break-in in Parramatta

A man has been charged after allegedly entering a railway corridor, threatening staff and breaking into a building at Parramatta yesterday, NSW Police say.

About 11.20am today, Police Transport Command officers were called to the railway corridor between Parramatta and Harris Park following reports of a man on the tracks.

Rail workers undertaking track maintenance attempted to direct the man off the tracks who allegedly threw rocks at them.

On sighting police, the man allegedly ran off the tracks and forced entry into a nearby building on Wentworth Street, Parramatta.

PTC officers assisted by the Dog Unit and officers from Parramatta Local Area Command searched the building and located the man inside an air conditioning duct where he was arrested.

The 39-year-old man was taken to Parramatta Police Station where he was charged with several offences:

– Go onto running lines;

– Common assault (x2);

– Armed with intent;

– Trespass;

– Malicious damage (x2); and

– Goods in custody

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court tomorrow.

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