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A man who was shot by police officers after allegedly threatening them with a knife at a Sydney train station is tonight undergoing emergency surgery.
9News understands the man, aged in his 30s or 40s, suffered a stomach wound after he allegedly lunged at police with a 30-centimetre knife about 3.45pm today.
Officers from the Police Transport Command were speaking with the man near Campbelltown Railway Station after he allegedly tried entering without a valid ticket, before an altercation occurred.
The man was shot in the stomach after allegedly lunging at police. (9news)
The man allegedly challenged police with the knife on Hurley Street, just outside the station, and police deployed a taser that was unable to stop him from continuing to threaten officers.
“He again confronted the police with a knife, which has been described to me as about 30cm long, aggressively confronted the police and a single shot was fired into this male," NSW Police assistant commissioner Peter Thurtell told reporters this afternoon.
“It is concerning that anybody would carry a knife in public. Policing is a dangerous job, we all know that.”
This article first appeared on www.9news.com.au
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