A man has been charged after he grabbed a Taser and fired it at an officer during a dramatic tussle on a railway platform in Sydney.

Two officers from the Police Transport Command had stopped the 50-year-old Kingswood man and a 31-year-old Waterloo woman at Yennnora Train Station on Friday afternoon 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 and escort him from the train station.

A man has been charged after an officer was Tasered during an arrest at Yennora Train Station on Friday.
A man has been charged after an officer was Tasered during an arrest at Yennora Train Station on Friday.

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.

About 4pm (Friday 28 June 2019), two officers attached to the Police Transport Command were patrolling the rail network, when they spoke to a couple travelling between Cabramatta and Yennora railway stations.
About 4pm (Friday 28 June 2019), two officers attached to the Police Transport Command were patrolling the rail network, when they spoke to a couple travelling between Cabramatta and Yennora railway stations.


Dramatic footage captured by a witness of the struggle shows the man fighting with police while the woman screams at them to stop and holds her hands to her mouth in disbelief.

A Taser can be heard being fired numerous times while a sergeant cries out in pain and falls back onto the platform. The man is eventually subdued when the Taser is wrestled out of his hand.

Neither the 50-year-old Kingswood man or 31-year-old Waterloo woman were able to produce a valid Opal card; the man was also in breach of a domestic Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (AVO).
Neither the 50-year-old Kingswood man or 31-year-old Waterloo woman were able to produce a valid Opal card; the man was also in breach of a domestic Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (AVO).

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.