Knifeman stabbing a 12-inch knife in the back of a hero cop at Sydney Central Station says he has ‘nothing against the police’ – as the story behind the attack can be revealed for the first time
- Man who stabbed officer back has claimed to have “nothing against the police.”
- Mark Thompson filmed a CCTV offensive officer at Sydney Central Station
- Attacker, 54, told police after being arrested stings were ‘all a bit of a blur’
- “I don’t remember putting a knife in something,” Thompson said
- Thompson of Townsville, Queensland pleaded guilty to willful injuries
A man who stuck a 12-inch hunting knife in the back of a police officer at a busy Sydney train station has claimed that he has “nothing against the police” and that he does not remember the shocking attack.
CCTV footage captured the moment when Senior Constable Hayden Edwards was stabbed by the 54-year-old Mark Thompson at the city’s Central Station on April 19 last year.
Thompson has been behind bars since the attack, leaving Constable Edwards behind a six-centimeter wound.
Details of the horrific incident can now be revealed after Thompson pleaded guilty to injuries with the intention of causing serious bodily harm.
After the attacker harassed him, the attacker said, “I have nothing against the police, I will tell you that much,” judicial documents state.
Senior Constable Hayden Edwards (pictured in the hospital after the attack) was stabbed in the back on April 19 last year by Mark Thompson, 54,
“It’s all a little blurry,” said Thompson The Daily Telegraph.
“I’m clear [in the footage] – it’s kind of disturbing … I’ve seen a police and suddenly I remember just losing it, just losing the plot.
“Everything seemed to be getting dark … I just remembered being a taser … I don’t even remember putting a knife in someone or something.”
Police agreed that Thompson, from Townsville in central Queensland, bought the knife at Paddy’s Market in Haymarket in Sydney’s CBD on the morning of the attack.
Court documents said he declined to answer when asked where the weapon came from.
Upon observing the attack, Thompson saw Edwards sneak behind and suddenly stab him in the back as he passed by.
Thompson (photo left in police standoff after stab) said the incident was “ just a bit of a blur ” and he doesn’t remember stabbing the police officer
Picture: the 30 cm knife used in the attack. Thompson has been guilty of injuries with the intention of causing serious bodily harm
Picture: the scene of the stabbing at Sydney Central Station on April 19 of last year
The 54-year-old took a few more steps before turning to assume the officer in a fighting stance as if he were expecting retaliation.
Police said Edwards was lucky enough to escape with only minor injuries after being rushed to hospital for surgery.
At the time of the attack, the officer had just completed a period with Moree in the remote northwestern NSW before being transferred to Sydney.
Thompson will be sentenced in July.