Po­lice­man sta­ble af­ter sword in­ci­dent

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PO­LICE claim a po­lice of­fi­cer was as­saulted with a sa­mu­rai sword af­ter he at­tended a fam­ily vi­o­lence in­ci­dent in Rock­ing­ham on Wed­nes­day.

South Metro Re­sponse of­fi­cers at­tended an ad­dress in Parkin Street in re­la­tion to an in­ci­dent be­tween a man and woman just be­fore 5.30pm. It will be al­leged the man had left the scene be­fore the po­lice ar­rived.

While po­lice were hold­ing in­quiries at the ad­dress, the man re­turned to the house and al­legedly as­saulted a male se­nior con­sta­ble with a sa­mu­rai sword. The of­fi­cer was struck to the head, caus­ing a large wound.

Other of­fi­cers were called to at­tend the scene, with the man hav­ing to be tasered in or­der for him to be re­strained.

The of­fi­cer was taken by am­bu­lance to Royal Perth Hos­pi­tal, where he re­ceived stitches to his wound.

He was in a sta­ble con­di­tion yes­ter­day morn­ing.

A 45-year-old man of Beeliar has been charged with two counts of breach­ing a vi­o­lence re­strain­ing or­der, two counts of armed in a way to cause fear, crim­i­nal dam­age and in­tent to maim by un­law­ful wound­ing.

He ap­peared be­fore Rock­ing­ham Mag­is­trates Court yes­ter­day.

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