Wanted man arrested over hammer assault in Sydney CBD

A man wanted over an alleged hammer assault in Sydney’s CBD has been arrested in the Blue Mountains this afternoon.

Detectives from Sydney City Police Area Command commenced an investigation after a woman was found seriously assaulted in a room in a hotel on Pitt Street about 11pm on Tuesday (23 February 2021).

The 26-year-old woman was treated at the scene for head and facial injuries before being taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, where she remains in a serious condition.

As part of inquiries, a search warrant was executed at a unit on Rodgers Street, Kingswood, about 4.45pm yesterday (Wednesday 24 February 2021).

During the search, police seized knives, ammunition and other weapons.

Following further inquiries and an extensive search in the Blue Mountains area involving the Public Order and Riot Squad, Operations Support Group, and the Dog Unit, a 41-year-old man was arrested in bushland at Lapstone about 4.50pm today (Thursday 25 February 2021).

He has been taken to Springwood Police Station where he is expected to be charged.

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