• Tony Bosworth

Man stabs member of public in Windsor after punching security guard over mask argument

A man has been charged after allegedly assaulting a security guard before stabbing a member of the public at the George St Riverview indoor shopping centre yesterday at 8.20pm.

Police were told the 25-year-old Doonside man, a woman and two children were at the centre when the woman was asked by a security guard to put on a mask.

A short time later, the man allegedly approached the security guard – a 59-year-old man – and pushed him before punching him a number of times.

During this time, a member of the public ­– a 53-year-old man – intervened and a fight began, before the younger man allegedly produced a knife and stabbed the older man in the leg.

The customer and security guard managed to restrain the man before officers from Hawkesbury Police Area Command arrived.

Officers arrested the man after a short struggle and took him to Windsor Police Station, where he was charged with, armed with intent to commit indictable offence, affray, and resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.

He was refused bail and appeared in Penrith Local Court today - Wednesday - when the case was adjourned until January 25.

Inquiries are continuing.

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