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Critical incident investigation launched following barricade situation - Cabramatta

Monday, 20 December 2021 05:59:08 AM

Police have launched a critical incident investigation after shots were fired during a barricade incident in Sydney’s south-west yesterday.

About 7.30pm on Sunday (19 December 2021), officers attached to Fairfield City Police Area Command were called to Crabb Place, Cabramatta, following reports of shots fired.

Police were told a man – allegedly armed with two firearms – had barricaded himself inside a home.

When officers went to speak with the man, he allegedly fired a shot towards them.

Police returned fire, before the man went back inside the home.

Local police, with assistance from the Tactical Operations Unit (TOU), Police Negotiators and the Dog Unit, established a perimeter.

Following negotiations, a 55-year-old man was taken into custody just before 9pm.

He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Liverpool Hospital for further treatment.

A crime scene was established and examined by specialist forensic police.

A critical incident team comprising of officers attached to Auburn Police Area Command will now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

That investigation will be subject to independent review.

No police officers or members of the public were injured during the incident.