Reports Of Attack On Merrylands Police Station
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.