Armed man shot by police after lunging at officers

UPDATE at 4:25 PM | A MAN has been rushed to hospital in a serious condition after being shot by police at a train station in Sydney.

In a statement, police said officers from the public transport command were speaking with the man outside Campbelltown Railway Station when he allegedly challenged them with a knife just before 2.45pm.

Police allegedly tried tasering the man but it’s alleged he continued to threaten the officers, who were left with no choice but to shoot him.


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The man was taken to Liverpool Hospital suffering a single gunshot wound to his stomach area, police said.

A crime scene has been established, with police urging members of the public to avoid the area.

Thankfully, no police or bystanders were injured in the incident.

A Critical Incident Investigation Team has been tasked to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

FIRST at 3:50 PM | A MAN allegedly armed with a knife has been shot by police at a train station in Sydney.

Dozens of police swooped on Campbelltown Train Station about 2.30pm on Wednesday but the exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not immediately known.

It’s understood officers from the public transport command were forced to shoot a man after he allegedly lunged at them with a knife.

The Daily Telegraph reports the man, believed to be aged in his 30s, was being chased by the officers when he allegedly stopped, turned around, pulled out a large knife and lunged at them.

The armed man was reportedly shot in the stomach and has been taken to Liverpool Hospital for treatment.

He is believed to have been transported in a serious condition.

Thankfully, no officers or members of the public after believed to have been injured in the incident.

This is a breaking news article. No further information was available at the time of writing.

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