Shortly after 7pm today (Thursday 21 July 2016), a man parked a car in the driveway of Merrylands Police Station.
As officers approached, the interior of the vehicle ignited.
The man then drove down the driveway into the roller door of the car park under the station.
Police extinguished the fire.
The man, aged in his 60s, sustained serious burns. He is now in hospital.
Officers from Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit were called to the scene to examine and secure the vehicle.
Assistance was provided by Fire & Rescue NSW and NSW Ambulance Paramedics.
Initial inquiries suggest there are no links to any specific groups and the man’s motive remains unknown at this time.
An investigation is now underway.