A man has been taken to hospital under a mental health order after a disturbance at a Dee Why service station.

Just after 4.00pm this afternoon (Sunday, 16 July), officers attached to Northern Beaches Police Area Command were called to a report of a man behaving erratically at the Ampol Service Station at Pittwater Road, Dee Why.

Stir at Dee Why servo

The man, thought to be in his 30s, is understood to have attempted to get into the car of a person unknown to them and exhibit other agitated behaviour at the service station.

Stir at Dee Why servo

Five NSW Police units responded to the scene, including Chief Inspector Paul Warden. When police went to speak to the man, he attempted to evade them, moving to the southern side of Pittwater Road, near Dee Why Lagoon.

Stir at Dee Why servo

Four officers were seen to subdue and restrain the man, who was yelling incoherently. Paramedics who had been called to the scene assisted to sedate him, before he was placed into a NSW Ambulance and taken to Northern Beaches Hospital where he will undergo a mental health assessment.

Stir at Dee Why servo

Police were seen speaking with staff at the service station following the incident, which occurred in front of a number of onlookers.

Images: Northern Beaches Advocate

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