A man has been charged after an officer was Tasered during an arrest at Yennora Train Station today.
About 4pm (Friday 28 June 2019), two officers attached to the Police Transport Command were patrolling the rail network, when they spoke to a couple travelling between Cabramatta and Yennora railway stations.
Neither the 50-year-old Kingswood man or 31-year-old Waterloo woman were able to produce a valid Opal card; the man was also in breach of a domestic Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (AVO).
As they were escorted from the train at Yennora Train Station, a struggle ensued when the officers attempted to arrest the man.
Police will allege the man grabbed a senior constable’s Taser before firing it, striking a sergeant.
The Taser was activated four times prior to police being able to disarm the man.
Baton strikes were used during the struggle to effect the arrest.
The man was taken to Fairfield Police Station, where he was charged with the following offences: assault police officer in execution of duty (x2), use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty (x2), travel or attempt travel without valid ticket – adult, contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO (Domestic), possess/attempt to, prescribed restricted substance, and attempt to escape police custody.
He has been refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court tomorrow (Saturday 29 June 2019).
A 52-year-old male sergeant – sustained a minor wrist injury, and a 29-year-old male senior constable was uninjured.