Queensland fugitive arrested in Sydney after alleged carjacking with firearm
A fugitive who was wanted in Queensland for allegedly carrying an AK-47 has been arrested in Sydney after an alleged carjacking involving a firearm.
NSW Police allege a 38-year-old man was sitting in his car at a set of traffic lights when wanted man Mitchell James Wilson got into his car with a gun on Old Canterbury Road in Dulwich Hill about 7.50pm yesterday.
Wilson allegedly told him to keep driving until they got into a fight on Canterbury Road in Campsie.
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Police allege the victim got out of the car and called police while Wilson kept driving until he crashed into a parked car on Bexley Road in Earlywood.
"He was arrested soon after following a short foot pursuit," NSW Police said in a statement.
Wilson was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for observation where he remains under police guard.
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"The driver who sustained a minor injury to is hand was visibly upset in relation to the matter," Superintendent Nespa Fitzgerald said.
"He was very brave in terms of what he did in saving his own life," she said.
"As a result of the search of the vehicle two firearms were located so we were dealing with a very serious matter."
She said police were aware Wilson was wanted in Queensland but they would deal with the NSW Police matters first before a potential extradition.
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Wilson is on the run from Queensland Police after two alleged shootings, a house fire and confronting women in a dark alley last month.
Queensland Police were concerned for the public's safety as they alleged he had an AK-47.
"I consider this man armed, dangerous, irrational, but particularly unpredictable," detective superintendent Andrew Massingham said in April.
Wilson is expected to be charged when he is released from hospital.
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