A number of heavily armed Tactical Operations Unit officers have swarmed a Western Sydney suburb, following reports of a man’s assault this afternoon. Photo credit: Rob Quee.
A number of heavily armed Tactical Operations Unit officers have swarmed a Western Sydney suburb, following reports of a man’s assault this afternoon. Photo credit: Rob Quee.

Sydney street goes into lockdown

A MAJOR police operation placed a residential street in Sydney's southwest into lockdown as armed officers surrounded the scene.

Police were called to Park Avenue in Punchbowl about 3pm over reports a man had been assaulted.

Accompanied by a $400,000 Bearcat armoured vehicle, police from Bankstown and Campsie surrounded a home on the street.

A police operation is under way on a residential street in Sydney’s southwest. Photo credit: Rob Quee
A police operation is under way on a residential street in Sydney’s southwest. Photo credit: Rob Quee

 

It is believed the victim was assaulted and detained in the Park Avenue home, before escaping and notifying police. Photo credit: Rob Quee
It is believed the victim was assaulted and detained in the Park Avenue home, before escaping and notifying police. Photo credit: Rob Quee

Heavily armed police including riot squad officers established a perimeter, blocking off nearby streets, but found the house empty.

It's believed a victim was assaulted and detained inside a home on the street, before escaping and telling police, according to the Daily Telegraph.

NSW Police confirmed the raid is not terror-related.

They said the people involved in the alleged assault were known to one another.

An investigation is ongoing but no charges or arrests have been made.

Meanwhile, police are investigating a shooting in Bonnyrigg on Tuesday night, in which four homes were shot.

About 8.30pm, several shots were fired into four different homes on Katinka Street, Bonnyrigg.

Three of these homes are neighbouring to each other.

There was also a parked vehicle which was shot.

Police believe one of the homes was the main target of the offenders.

All the home were occupied at the time, but nobody was injured in the incident.

Police from Fairfield Police Area Command were notified of the incident about 5.30pm yesterday.

Crime scenes were established at the four homes which continue to be forensically examined.

Inquiries into the incident continue.

A number of heavily armed Tactical Operations Unit officers have swarmed the Western Sydney suburb. Photo credit: Rob Quee
A number of heavily armed Tactical Operations Unit officers have swarmed the Western Sydney suburb. Photo credit: Rob Quee

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