Man arrested, hospitalised as Sydney motel siege ends
27/06/2012 - A five-hour siege in Sydney's inner west has ended with a man in hospital.
Police say a 26-year-old man is under arrest following a stand-off at the Garden Lodge motel in Haberfield, which began about 3.30pm (AEST) on Tuesday and ended at 9pm.
The man was bitten by a police dog and taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for treatment. Multiple charges are expected to be laid on his release.
Officers say the stand-off was sparked by the alleged theft of a motel guest's car.
They believe the arrested man had stolen a car from the motel car park, driven it around and returned it with some structural damage.
Police say they tried to confront the 26-year-old in his room but the man barricaded himself in, holding off officers with a knife.
He spoke to negotiators until 8.30pm, when he broke off contact.
It took officers another half hour to enter the room and detain the man.
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