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Reports Of Attack On Merrylands Police Station

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A police station in Sydney's west has reportedly been the target of an attempted attack by a man who drove into the underground carpark at the station with a car full of gas cylinders.


The man drove into the station's car park and tried to set himself alight, according to media reports.

A witness, who did not want to be named, told AAP several police squads and emergency crews have surrounded the building on Thursday night and numerous people saw a figure being taken away from the scene on a stretcher suffering suspected burns.

NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Denis Clifford is expected to address the media later on Thursday night.

Merrylands has been the centre of several terror-related incidents and raids in the past two years.

Homes in the suburb were raided in September 2014 over a beheading plot and again 13 months later following the terror-linked shooting of police accountant Curtis Cheng in Parramatta.

Talal Alameddine, 22, of Merrylands, was charged with supplying the gun that 15-year-old Farhad Jabar used to kill Mr Cheng.

Alameddine's home was one of two properties raided in December last year following reported Facebook threats made against the Merrylands Police Station.

NSW Police have released the following statement:

A man has been arrested after he drove his car into the underground car park of Merrylands Police Station this evening.

The incident occurred about 7pm today (Thursday 21 July 2016) in Memorial Avenue.

Police established a perimeter around the incident. The man was arrested by officers about 8pm.

The perimeter remains in place as a precaution while officers from the Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit attend and examine the vehicle.

No members of the public or police officers were injured during the operation.

The circumstances regarding the incident are in the early stage s of being confirmed and no further details are available at this time.

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