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Critical incident declared after man shot during confrontation with police at Narraweena

Friday, 11 June 2021 06:28:36 PM

A critical incident has been declared after a man was shot following a confrontation with police at Narraweena this evening.

Officers from the Northern Beaches Police Area Command were called to a home on Warringah Road

about 5.20pm (Friday 11 June 2021), when they were approached by a man, allegedly armed with a knife.

Police will allege the man threw a fire extinguisher at a male officer, hitting him in the head. He was also stabbed in the hand during the confrontation.

A shot was discharged by a second officer, with the man sustaining a wound to the leg.

The man has been taken under police guard to hospital in a stable condition.

The officer has also been taken to hospital for treatment.

Neither injury is believed to be life-threatening.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident in ongoing.

A critical incident team from an independent police area command will now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The investigation will also 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.