Taser deployed after officers threatened with shovel at Bankstown

A man will face court next month after allegedly threatening another man and two police officers with a shovel in South-West Sydney.

About 12.50am yesterday (Thursday 19 May 2022), police were called to a unit complex in Marshall Street, Bankstown, following a report that a man armed with a shovel had smashed a window of one of the units and intimidated the occupier.

When officers from Bankstown Police Area Command attended the location, it will be alleged that the male ran at the officers with the shovel.

Officers directed the man to drop the shovel and when he failed to do so a female constable deployed a taser.

He continued to resist officers until handcuffed.

The 43-year-old Illawong man was taken to Bankstown Hospital by NSW Ambulance paramedics under police guard for observation.

Inquiries by police established that the man was not known to the unit’s occupants.

He was charged with resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty x 2, use etc offensive weapon with intent to commit indictable offence and destroy or damage property and refused bail.

At a bedside court hearing today (Friday 20 May 2022) he was granted unconditional bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court on Thursday 9 June 2022.

The officers were not injured.

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