A 30-year-old man terrified commuters when he wielded a large Stanley knife during an attack on another man at Lismore’s Transit Centre yesterday afternoon, police say.
Police say the 32-year-old victim was forced to use a shopping trolley to protect himself.
The incident occurred at the centre in Molesworth Street around 2.40pm as the victim was waiting for his bus.
Lucky for the victim and others nearby, patrolling police heard the commotion and were quick to act.
But, police say, the assailant turned his knife on them.
One officer pounced and took hold of the man, securing the knife and preventing further assaults.
The officers were cheered as the man was handcuffed and conveyed to Lismore police station.
He was charged with armed with intent, affray, resisting police, intimidating police and malicious damage and refused bail to attend Lismore Local Court today.