MEDIA ADVISORY: Critical incident declared after man shot by police - Bondi Junction

Saturday, 13 April 2024 07:36:35 PM

EDITOR’S NOTE: The number of people deceased has increased to seven total, including the offender.

NSWPF Commissioner Karen Webb will address the media after six people were fatally stabbed and a man was shot by police in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs earlier today.

About 3.30pm (Saturday 13 April 2024), emergency services were called to Westfield in Bondi Junction, following reports multiple people had been stabbed.

An officer attached to Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command attended and was allegedly confronted by a man with a knife.

The man allegedly lunged at the officer, before he was fatally shot.

The officer conducted CPR until the arrival of NSW Ambulance paramedics, who worked on the man; however, he could not be revived.

It has been confirmed the man fatally stabbed six people in the centre before he was shot.

The centre remains closed, and a crime scene has been established.

A critical incident team comprised of State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad and the Central Metropolitan Region will now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The investigation will also be subject to an independent review.

WHEN: 8.30pm TODAY, (Saturday 13 April 2024)

WHERE: Outside Waverley Police Station, Bronte Road, Waverley

WHO: NSWPF Commissioner Karen Webb