A man has been arrested after attack on Merrylands police station in western Sydney. Terror attack was conducted on Sydney police station on Thursday night after a man drove a car packed with gas bottles into the building before setting himself on fire.
Reportedly, a car was driven into the underground car park of the police station. Police said the incident occurred about 7pm and the man was arrested an hour later. The police had blocked off Merrylands Road, and there was a strong burning smell from the area, witnesses said.
The car was examined by the officers from the rescue and bomb disposal unit, a police statement said. The driver of the car, who set himself on fire, is known to the police and he doesn’t have any known links to a terrorist organization, but has a history of mental health issues. The man was taken to Westmead Hospital with minor burns. His motivations remain unclear, and why he carried out the attack on that particular police station is not yet known.
The police statement said no civilians or police were hurt in the incident.
The station is a well-known target of radicalised Muslims, and has previously received letters threatening attacks on ‘non-Muslims’ and pictures of severed heads.