An implement similar to this was allegedly involved in injuries suffered by two police officers at Eungai Creek yesterday.
An implement similar to this was allegedly involved in injuries suffered by two police officers at Eungai Creek yesterday. Peter Evans

Two police officers injured arresting sword-wielding man

TWO POLICE officers were injured during the arrest of a sword-wielding man on Friday afternoon.

Just after 2.30pm, four officers attended a residence in Main Street, Eungai Creek, to arrest a man by virtue of a warrant issued by Macksville Local Court.

As police approached the front door, a man exited the premises allegedly armed with a Samurai sword.

It's alleged the man attempted to remove the sword from its sheath and attack police.

A struggle ensued, during which the man and two officers sustained injuries.

Police disarmed and arrested the man.

He was taken the Macksville Hospital, where he was treated for a number of cuts.

A male constable also received treatment for a cut to his left hand, while a male detective senior constable sustained soreness to his right hand and left arm.

The 51-year-old man was later released from hospital.

He was charged by virtue of the warrant, along with using a weapon to avoid apprehension and resisting arrest and was refused bail to appear in Kempsey Local Court on Monday.



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