Man arrested for damaging police station, threatening police

A man who allegedly entered Penrith police station armed with a knife and hammer will face court next month.

The man was walking on High Street holding the 25cm kitchen knife and the hammer shortly after 2.20am on September 11 when he allegedly struck the brick wall of the police station with the hammer, a Penrith police spokesman said.

He walked into the foyer of the station and approached the front desk, allegedly placing the knife and hammer on the counter.

Police entered the foyer and he was apprehended, allegedly attempting to headbutt officers as he was being searched, the spokesman said.

He also allegedly threatened to return and shoot the officers, the spokesman said.

A 46-year-old Penrith man was charged with being in custody of a knife in a public place, being in custody of an offensive implement in a public place, destroying or damaging property, and three counts of intimidating a police officer in the course of their duty.

He is due to appear before Penrith Local Court on October 10.