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Man Charged Over Merrylands Police Station Attack

The alleged perpetrator remains stable in hospital.

23/07/2016 8:57 AM AEST | Updated July 23, 2016 09:40
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The aftermath of the Thursday night incident.

A man who allegedly set himself on fire and crashed his car into Merrylands Police Station has been charged.

The 61-year-old man is accused of attempting to damage Merrylands Police Station on Thursday night.

It's alleged that at about 7pm Thursday the man drove a car down the driveway and into the roller door of the Merrylands Police Station.

The man had at least one open gas cylinder inside the car at the time and used an accelerant to set himself alight inside the vehicle, according to media reports.

The driver suffered serious burns and was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital where he remains under police guard in a stable condition, police said.

On Saturday morning, police said they charged the man with destroying or damaging property with intention of endangering life.

A bedside court hearing will probably take place in coming days.

It has been reported that a family dispute could have motivated the attack on the police station.

On Friday, police released CCTV of the moment the car burst into flame.

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