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Probe into fatal shooting at Sydney police station

Police officers stand outside of the Quakers Hill Police Station in Sydney on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, where a knife-wielding man was shot dead by officers. Photo AAP Image/Paul Miller

Police officers stand outside of the Quakers Hill Police Station in Sydney on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, where a knife-wielding man was shot dead by officers. Photo AAP Image/Paul Miller

Sydney, AAP – A man who was shot dead after allegedly threatening officers with a large kitchen knife in a Sydney police station is yet to be formally identified.

A sergeant with 24 years’ experience fired a single, fatal shot following a short confrontation with the man inside the foyer of the Quakers Hill police station on Tuesday morning.

A 12-year-old boy and several other officers were inside the foyer when the man entered, allegedly threatening the officer.

Police have not yet formally identified the man, believed to be in his 40s, and say his motive is not clear.

Quakers Hill police station will remain closed while investigations continue.


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