Policeman stable after sword incident
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.