Gladesville: One man arrested and officer injured as police storm a unit in Sydney

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Man is arrested as a cop is rushed to hospital after being stabbed in the HEAD after police stormed a Sydney unit over a domestic violence incident

  • Siege after a police officer stabbed in back of the head in Gladesville, Sydney
  • Officer suffered knife wounds after he was called to Punt Road unit at 11.20am
  • Police negotiators were called in and took a man into custody about 12.30pm
  • The injured officer was filmed being lifted into an ambulance by paramedics 
  • Footage then showed man with his shirt torn being led out of unit by officers


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A man has been arrested after police stormed a Sydney unit following reports of a domestic violence incident – as an officer was rushed to hospital with stab wounds. 

Police allege a 38-year-old man armed with two knives attacked a probationary constable, 26, after officers were called to Punt Road, Gladesville in the city’s north-west about 11.20am on Tuesday morning.

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The injured officer suffered lacerations to the back of his head and a dislocated shoulder. 

A police siege is underway after an officer was stabbed in the back of the head as he responded to reports of a domestic violence incident at a unit in Gladesville, Sydney. The officer is pictured being treated on the street

A police siege is underway after an officer was stabbed in the back of the head as he responded to reports of a domestic violence incident at a unit in Gladesville, Sydney. The officer is pictured being treated on the street

Police are pictured at the scene of the police siege in Gladesville on Tuesday after an officer was allegedly stabbed by a 38-year-old man, prompting a police siege

Police are pictured at the scene of the police siege in Gladesville on Tuesday after an officer was allegedly stabbed by a 38-year-old man, prompting a police siege

There was a heavy police presence in the north-west Sydney street during the siege, including a dog squad and armed tactical officers

There was a heavy police presence in the north-west Sydney street during the siege, including a dog squad and armed tactical officers

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Police negotiators were then called in and took a man into custody about 12.30pm.

He has been taken to Ryde Police Station where he is assisting police with inquiries. 

The officer was rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries. 

Channel Seven footage showed the injured officer being lifted into an ambulance by paramedics while clutching the back of his head. 

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A man was then filmed being led out of a unit with his shirt torn and into a waiting police van. 

Police at the scene. The arrested man been taken to Ryde Police Station where he is assisting police with inquiries

Police at the scene. The arrested man been taken to Ryde Police Station where he is assisting police with inquiries

A police siege is underway at an unit on Punt Road, Gladesville (pictured) on Tuesday morning

A police siege is underway at an unit on Punt Road, Gladesville (pictured) on Tuesday morning

There was a heavy police presence in the north-west Sydney street during the siege, including a dog squad and armed tactical officers.

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Traffic diversions were in place on Punt Road and motorists were urged to avoid the area. 

Investigations into the incident are continuing. 

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