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NSW man charged with using Taser on police

A man has been charged after he grabbed a Taser and fired it at an officer during a tussle as police were trying to arrest him in Sydney.

Police had stopped the 50-year-old Kingswood man and a 31-year-old Waterloo woman at Yennnora Train Station and discovered neither had a valid Opal card. They also learnt the man had breached a domestic Apprehended Domestic Violence Order.

A struggle ensued as officers tried to arrest the man. Police allege the man grabbed a senior constable's Taser and fired it, striking a sergeant. They say he fired the Taser four times before officers disarmed the man, striking him with their batons as they did so.

The man was charged with numerous offences and was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday.

A 52-year-old male sergeant sustained a minor wrist injury and a 29-year-old male senior constable was uninjured.

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