Police lay charges after officers assaulted by man and bitten by his dog

A man is due in court today after allegedly setting his dog on police and assaulting them during a barricade incident in Sydney’s south-west.

About 1.20am yesterday (Sunday 15 May 2022), officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command attended a home at Cabramatta West after concerns were raised for the welfare of the resident.

On arrival, the male resident allegedly confronted officers with a pickaxe before dropping the tool and retreating into the home.

Police established a perimeter and requested specialist resources to assist.

It will be alleged in court that the man threw a glass bottle through a window at police, which shattered and struck three officers in the chest and face.

When the man attempted to set the home on fire, officers forced entry and – as they attempted to remove him from the house – he allegedly resisted.

A struggle ensued and the man set his dog on the officers, with two officers being bitten before he and his dog were restrained.

The officers – both sergeants – were treated for their wounds at Liverpool Hospital and have since returned to work.

Officers rendered first aid to the man and took him to hospital for assessment, before he was taken to Fairfield Police Station.

The 46-year-old man was charged with intimidate police officer in execution of duty, armed with intent to commit indictable offence, assault police officer in execution of duty (two counts), throw missile at police officer executing duty, and resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.

He has been refused bail to appear at Fairfield Local Court today (Monday 16 May 2022).

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