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Man under police guard after car-jackings, crashes across Sydney's south

Sunday, 26 March 2017 02:36:06 PM

A man is under guard in hospital after he was arrested by police at Sydney airport this afteroon.

Police from Botany Bay Local Area Command attended the airport at 12.25pm (Sunday 26 March 2017), responding to a report that a passenger in a car heading towards the airport had been shot.

Officers removed a 30-year-old man from the backseat of a 4WD and were able to establish he had not suffered any gunshot wounds.

That man has been taken to St George Hospital where he remains under police guard.

Police now believe the man was involved in several crashes and alleged car-jackings in the 20 minutes before arriving at the airport.

The chain of events began when, shortly after 12.10pm (Sunday 26 March 2017), a passenger in a sedan began behaving erratically.

The driver of the sedan got out of the car at Canterbury Road at Roselands, and the 30-year-old passenger moved into the driver’s seat and allegedly drove it to King Georges Road, Roselands.

Minutes later it was involved in a crash with three other vehicles near Roselands Drive. A person in one of the other vehicles was trapped by compression.

The man then drove the sedan into Moorefields Drive where it was allegedly involved in a second collision at 12.15pm, which resulted in both cars catching fire.

The man left the sedan and tried to allegedly car-jack a female driver on Moorefields Road; however, was unsuccessful.

He then got into the backseat of a 4WD and allegedly threatened the driver, forcing him to drive him to the airport, where he was arrested by Mascot police 10 minutes later.

Police from Botany Bay and Campsie local area commands are now working to clear the crash scenes and speak with witnesses.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with dash cam or mobile phone footage of these incidents to call Campsie Police.

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