A man has been charged after allegedly assaulting police while resisting arrest in Sydney’s inner west yesterday.
About 3.10pm (Thursday 2 May 2019), officers attached to Inner West Police Area Command observed a man walking along Parramatta Road, near Bridge Road, Camperdown, carrying a knife.
The 25-year-old man began to run from police who pursued on foot.
The man stopped and allegedly assaulted police, throwing punches before he was taken to ground and OC spray was deployed.
He was arrested with the assistance of further officers and a member of the public, before he was taken to RPA Hospital for treatment to OC spray exposure.
He was later taken to Newtown Police Station and charged with custody of a knife in public place – 1st offence, assault police (x4), and resist arrest, and was refused bail to face Newtown Local Court today (Friday 3 May 2019).
One of the male Sergeants was taken to RPA Hospital Camperdown for treatment to minor abrasion and exposure to OC spray, and was released shortly after.