Man Arrested After Allegedly 'Using Chainsaw After Domestic Assault'
A man accused of choking a woman, before using a chainsaw to threaten a man she visited days later in a Sydney shopping centre, is behind bars.
The 47-year-old was arrested on Thursday following the alleged incident in Kingsgrove, in the city's south.
Police believe he was involved in a domestic-related argument with a 42-year-old woman in the early hours of Tuesday, when he allegedly assaulted her and left her with facial injuries.
Two days later, he went to her a house where she was visiting a 48-year-old man and became embroiled in an argument, it is alleged.
"Police will allege the younger man followed the older man from the home, through a nearby shopping centre in Kingsgrove, threatening him with a chainsaw," NSW Police said in a statement on Thursday.
He was charged with intentionally choking a person with recklessness, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, using an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence, and stalking or intimidating intending fear or physical harm.
The man is also accused of threatening police officers while in custody.
He was refused bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Friday.