Hyde Park stabbing: Man is charged after allegedly knifing cop in the head in Sydney’s CBD

A 34-year-old man has been charged after allegedly stabbing a police officer in the head with a 30cm kitchen knife in Sydney’s CBD. 

Constable Elvis Poa, 35, and another officer from Kings Cross Police Area Command were on traffic duties at the intersection of Castlereagh and Park Streets, near Hyde Park, when he was allegedly stabbed by the man shortly after 1pm on Sunday.

The man approached Constable Poa from behind and allegedly stabbed him up to three times in the head with a 30cm.  

Constable Poa suffered several fractures to his skull and was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, where he remains in a stable condition.

Footage filmed by shocked witnesses showed several officers, including the injured policeman, chased the alleged attacker in the park and confronted him. 

The man (pictured) was arrested shortly after he allegedly stabbed a police office in the back of the head with a 30cm kitchen knife  

The knifeman, who was brandishing the kitchen knife, allegedly demanded police shoot him. 

Constable Poa, along with his female colleague, chased the man down Park Street and into Hyde Park. 

As they approached the man, the pair yelled several times for him to drop the weapon before one used a taser to subdue him. 

The man was arrested on the corner of Bathurst and Elizabeth streets and taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. 

He was then taken to Day Street Police Station after being released from hospital and charged with cause wounding and grievous bodily harm to person with intent to murder. 

Detectives have since launched an investigation into the alleged stabbing and established a crime scene which has since been forensically examined.

The knifeman was refused bail and is set to face Downing Centre Local Court on Monday.  

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