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Sydney cops in hospital after alleged attack

Police say a man is likely to be charged after he allegedly assaulted three police officers on Monday. Picture: Gaye Gerard / NCA NewsWire

A man was arrested after he allegedly physically assaulted three police officers in western Sydney on Monday.

The alleged attacker has been taken Bankstown Police Station, where he is expected to be charged, while the three officers have been taken to Bankstown Hospital for treatment.

Police said the 43-year-old man was standing in the middle of Jacobs Street Terrace about 11.50am when he was approached by two female police officers.

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“The two female senior constables instructed the man to move off the road, before he allegedly became physically aggressive toward them,” NSW Police said in a statement.

“The man allegedly punched and kicked both officers, who used (capsicum) spray in an attempt to subdue him, before he ran from the area and boarded a train.”

The officers, aged 30 and 32, were treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital in a stable condition.

Officers from Bankstown Highway Patrol arrested the man a short time later in Yagoona.

He was taken to Bankstown Police Station, where he allegedly assaulted a 32-year-old male senior constable while in custody.

That police officer has also been taken to hospital for treatment.

Police say their inquiries into the incident are continuing.

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