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Man allegedly confronts police with machete – Grafton

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About 12pm Tuesday, 31 May, 2022, police say they attended a home on Smith Street, Grafton, responding to reports of an aggravated break and enter.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District attended and located a 25-year-old man who had barricaded himself inside a room.

Officers negotiated with the man before he allegedly confronted them with a machete.

During the confrontation, an officer discharged their firearm, with the man sustaining an injury to his stomach and arm.

He was taken to hospital in a stable condition; his injuries are not considered life-threatening.

A crime scene was established and a critical incident team from Northern Region Police District will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident.

That investigation will be subject to an independent review.


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1 COMMENT

  1. If that was intentional, then good shooting. The ‘drill a hole through their chest’ doctrine is barbaric. There’s a reason God gave them knee caps.

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