Man charged over alleged attacks on three police officers

A man has been charged after allegedly attacking three police officers in Sydney's southwest.

The first dramatic altercation was caught on camera just before midday on Monday.

Two female senior constables from Bankstown Transport Command can be seen patrolling when they notice a man at risk of being hit by a bus on Jacob Street Terrace.

A man has been charged over the alleged assault of three officers from the Police Transport Command in Sydney’s south-west. Source: Facebook/Humans of Bankstown
A man has been charged over the alleged assault of three officers from the Police Transport Command in Sydney’s south-west. Source: Facebook/Humans of Bankstown

It’s alleged the man lashed out at the two officers, becoming physically aggressive when they instructed him to move off the road.

“That man has then approached the female officers, kicked one to the chest and then began punching her,” Detective Superintendent Todd Cunningham told reporters on Monday.

“The second officer then got involved and assisted her partner and that offender then turned on her and began to knee and punch that officer.”

The officers used pepper spray in a bid to subdue the man, before the offender fled and boarded a train.

Third officer attacked following arrest

Later that afternoon, a 43-year-old man was arrested at a Yagoona home and taken to Bankstown Police Station, where he allegedly attacked a third male officer, while in custody.

All three officers - two women aged 30 and 32, and a 32-year-old-man - were taken to Bankstown Hospital and have since been released.

A man has been charged over the alleged assault of three officers from the Police Transport Command in Sydney’s south-west. Source: Facebook/Humans of Bankstown
The 43-year-old Yagoona man will face Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday. Source: Facebook/Humans of Bankstown

Cunningham described the bravery of the two women as “unbelievable” under such conditions.

The 43-year-old Yagoona man will face Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday, charged with three counts of assaulting a police officer causing actual bodily harm, resisting or hindering a police officer in the execution of duty, not complying with a noticed direction and travelling without a valid ticket.

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