Critical incident investigation underway after man shot dead - Auburn

Tuesday, 28 February 2023 04:14:42 AM

A critical incident investigation is underway after police shot a man armed with a knife today.

About 12.08am (Tuesday 28 February 2023), a man attended Auburn Police Station and threatened officers with a knife before he was shot.

Officers immediately performed first aid on the man until the arrival of NSW Ambulance paramedics.

He was taken to Westmead Hospital but died a short time later.

The man is yet to be formally identified.

It is believed the same man was involved in the stabbing of a 28-year-old man at 12.03am at Auburn Railway Station. Neither man is known to one another.

The younger man was treated by paramedics at Auburn Railway Station before he was taken to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.

A critical incident team comprised of officers from State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad will now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, including the discharge of a police firearm.

That investigation will be subject to independent review.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.