Man is shot by police before being taken to hospital under guard

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Man is shot by police after stabbing a cop and hitting him on the head with a fire extinguisher before being taken to hospital under police guard

  • Police officer stabbed on Sydney’s northern beaches after stalemate
  • Officers went to a house around 5.30pm and were confronted by a man with a knife man
  • After throwing a fire extinguisher at a cop, he put it in his hand
  • A second officer fired a shot at the man and hit him in the leg
  • Both men were rushed to hospital and are in stable condition

A man has been shot in a ‘critical incident’ on Sydney’s northern beaches after he threw a fire extinguisher at a police officer’s head and stabbed him in the hand.

Officers were called to a house on Warringah Road in Narraweena around 5:20 p.m. Friday and were approached by a man brandishing a knife.

One officer was struck in the head with the slung fire extinguisher and then stabbed in the hand in the ensuing scuffle, leading to a second officer shooting the attacker in the leg.

Police descended on Narraweena (pictured) on Sydney's northern beaches at about 5:30 p.m. Friday after a cop was stabbed.

Police descended on Narraweena (pictured) on Sydney’s northern beaches at about 5:30 p.m. Friday after a cop was stabbed.

Another officer on the spot (photo) fired a shot at the man, which hit him in the leg.  Both men were taken to hospital in stable condition

Another officer on the spot (photo) fired a shot at the man, which hit him in the leg.  Both men were taken to hospital in stable condition

Another officer on the spot (photo) fired a shot at the man, which hit him in the leg. Both men were taken to hospital in stable condition

The injured and bleeding man was then rushed to hospital under police guard, where he is in stable condition.

The officer was also taken to hospital to be treated for his head and hand injuries, neither of which injuries were considered life-threatening.

Detectives have established a crime scene and are investigating.

A critical incident team from an independent police force has also been dispatched to the scene.

The results of the investigation will be subject to an independent review.

Specialized ‘critical incident’ police officers have been dispatched to investigate

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