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Man reportedly shot dead after threatening officers at Auburn police station

Horror as an armed man is shot dead after he walked into a police station and threatened officers

  • The man entered the police station with a knife
  • Officers shot the man and he died

A knifeman has been shot and killed after walking into a police station and threatening officers.

The man threatened police after walking into Auburn police station in western Sydney at 12:08 a.m. Tuesday.

He was then shot before officers gave him first aid until paramedics arrived at the scene.

A knifeman is shot and killed after walking into a police station and threatening officers (stock image)

The man was taken to Westmead Hospital, but died a short time later.

The man has yet to be formally identified.

It is believed he was the same man who stabbed a 28-year-old man five minutes earlier at the Auburn train station. Neither man is known to each other.

The younger man was treated by paramedics at Auburn train station before being taken to Westmead Hospital in stable condition.

A critical incidents team, made up of officers from the State Crime Command’s homicide division, will now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, which included the firing of a police firearm.

That investigation will be subject to an independent review.