Man, 43, jailed for assaulting police officer and fined $2,400 for bridge climb

A man who brought much of Sydney city to a standstill when he climbed the Harbour Bridge – before later trying to grab a police officer’s gun in a hospital scuffle – has been jailed for at least eight months.

The 43-year-old on Thursday pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the standoff in April and the subsequent scuffle at St Vincent’s hospital in which he tried to try to pull a police officer’s gun from its holster.

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