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Knife Wielding Man Shot by Police near Grafton

Investigation Underway

Knife Wielding Man Shot by Police near Grafton

A critical incident investigation has been launched after a man was injured near Grafton on Wednesday morning.

Just before 4am, officers from Coffs Clarence Police District were called to a home in Swan Hill Road at Waterview Heights, about 15km west of Grafton, following a concern for a man’s welfare.

On arrival, the 36 year old man allegedly lunged at officers with a knife and was shot by police.

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

There were no other reports of injuries.

A Critical Incident Team from Northern Region will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident, including the discharge of a police firearm and injuries the man sustained prior to police arrival.

That investigation will be subject to independent review.

No further details are available at this time; however, police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward, via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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