Man fighting for life after being shot by Police in northern New South Wales

A man has been shot by Police after allegedly lunging at them with a knife in the New South Wales Northern Rivers.

Police were called to a home in Swan Hill Rd at Waterview Heights, about 15 kilometres west of Grafton around 4am on Wednesday.

It follows reports of concerns for the man’s welfare.


Upon arrival officers were confronted by a 36-year-old man who allegedly came at them with a knife with Police forced to open fire.

He was treated at the scene before being flown to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.

Nobody else was injured.

A critical incident investigation has now been launched with detectives looking at the circumstances surrounding the incident and injuries the man suffered before Police arrived.

Police are also appealing for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

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