A police officer has been assaulted after a struggle with a man brandishing a knife in the Penrith CBD earlier today.
Around Midday today, officers from Penrith Police Station were patrolling Allen Place car park when they noticed a man acting suspiciously.
The 50-year-old Kingswood man was with a group of males.
Upon inspection, police noticed a number of knives in the man’s vehicle.
Against the direction of police, the man picked up one of the knives. A short struggle ensued, during which an officer was assaulted.
The man was arrested and charged with ‘assault police’, ‘resist arrest’ and ‘custody of a knife’.
Emily Newton is the Weekender’s police and political reporter. Emily is also the Weekender’s Senior Journalist.