Video: Man attacks Australian officer with knife

Authorities said the man produced a “large carving knife” and attempted to stab an officer three times

By Police1 Staff

SYDNEY, Australia — Surveillance footage captured a man attacking an officer at a police station in Australia.

On Thursday morning, police said a 28-year-old man was walking behind two officers as they climbed up the stairs at a police station, reported. Authorities said the man produced a “large carving knife” and attempted to stab one of the officers three times.

The officer used a TASER on the man to no effect. Police said six officers pursued the man as he fled on foot before eventually taking the suspect into custody.

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Assistant Commissioner Brett McFadden commended the officers for their response and said the man was known to police.

“The officers are distressed by the incident but I have to commend their resilience and their tenacity — not only in responding to the threat — but then giving chase into the darkness after a person armed with what can only be described as a large carving knife,” McFadden said.

Police said the officer who was nearly stabbed was not injured in the attack. The suspect was  charged with attempted murder and was refused bail.

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