POLICE have charged a taxi driver over the stabbing of a passenger in Parramatta at the weekend.
They said the male driver, 54, picked up a man, 34, at Rhodes about 3.30pm on Saturday and he asked to be taken to Parramatta.
The men allegedly argued over the route.
The passenger paid his fare on arrival at Houison Place, Parramatta, police said, but the dispute continued and it is alleged the man kicked out at the taxi but without causing damage.
Police were told the taxi driver got out of the car and the pair fought until the driver allegedly took a screwdriver from the taxi and stabbed the passenger's arm.
The victim was treated at Hornsby hospital and police were contacted.
Police said they found the taxi driver in Mosman and he was stopped, searched and two screwdrivers were seized. He was arrested and charged with reckless wounding and granted bail to appear before Parramatta Local Court on February 27.
Hazardous materials officers from Fire and Rescue NSW said they were concerned about possible asbestos contamination after a fire at a Rosehill gas plant on Monday.
Roads were closed off around the factory after the fire where liquefied petroleum gas bottles are re-filled.
Parramatta fire fighter Bob Callow said the fire had been contained to an area away from the LPG storage and there had been no explosions.
Initial reports were that the fire had started in a painting booth, he said. But investigators later said a full report into the cause of the blaze would not be ready until the end of week.
Police said emergency services were called to the Grand Avenue factory after an employee reported the fire inside the building about 5.40am.
The Grand Avenue was closed to traffic at James Ruse Drive.
An Old Toongabbie man presented himself to Westmead Hospital with a gunshot wound to a leg.
Police are investigating after being contacted by staff at the hospital when the man, 21, sought treatment for the gunshot wound to his right calf about 10pm on Monday.
The man was expected to undergo surgery on Tuesday but police said his injuries were not life-threatening.
Detectives spoke with the man on Monday night and have canvassed two locations but did not identify a crime scene, they said.
They have appealed to any witnesses of the shooting to come forward.
Anyone with information about this incident can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.