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A critical incident investigation has been launched after a man was shot and injured by police in a house near Grafton in the early hours of Boxing Day (Wednesday December 26).

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

When police arrived, the 36-year-old man allegedly lunged at officers with a knife and was shot by police.

He 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.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

 

 


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