A woman has been conveyed to hospital after several vehicles, including a police car were rammed and a police officer was injured during an incident at Sutherland this afternoon, NSW Police say.
About 4.45pm (Thursday 13 September 2018) police have been told a 38-year-old woman drove a white Mitsubishi Pajero into a carpark at the southern end of Eaton Street.
Police have been told the woman, and only occupant of the vehicle, increased her speed as she drove around the carpark and crashed into several parked vehicles.
Numerous commuters in the carpark started to film the incident and police were contacted.
The woman allegedly drove into a parked hatchback and pushed it for several metres while the driver was seated in the vehicle.
An officer from Sutherland Police Area Command attended and started to follow the Mitsubishi. The woman then reversed her vehicle into the police car causing minor damage.
The woman continued driving and struck another parked vehicle and stopped.
A police vehicle attached to the Rescue Squad attended and the officer driving parked behind the Mitsubishi.
The Sutherland police officer then smashed windows in the Mitsubishi and attempted to open the driver’s side door.
The woman produced a pair of secateurs which she allegedly waved around until the officer tried to take hold of them, suffering a laceration to a finger on his left hand.
The woman was removed from the vehicle, arrested and conveyed to Sutherland Police Station. She was subsequently transferred to Sutherland Hospital for mandatory tests and an assessment.
The injured officer was also treated at hospital for the laceration to his index finger and released.
Inquiries into the incident continue.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.