A man who drove a taxi in Sydney’s city carousel with a large blade has been fined.

The Sydney Taxi Commission fined a 45-year-old man, who was also wearing a mask, for carrying a knife in the carousel, near the Kings Cross railway station, on March 27.

It is not clear if the man was acting in self-defence or was acting on a call.

Sydney Taxi Commission spokesperson David McKean said it was not the first time someone had been fined for carrying an item in the city’s carousel.

“I think it was a very minor offence, but it certainly was a bit concerning,” he said.

“He obviously knew it was an illegal item, but he was able to carry it in the vehicle.”

Sydneysiders were encouraged to use a safety net to protect themselves.

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