Police have shot a man who was allegedly wielding a knife in Sydney’s inner city.
Emergency services were called to Chisholm Street in Darlinghurst following a concern for welfare incident at 4:40pm on Sunday.
Officers arrived at the scene and were allegedly confronted by the 32-year-old man who was armed with a knife.
“The man allegedly approached officers and NSW Ambulance paramedics whilst armed, before a constable discharged their firearm,” a NSW Police spokesperson said.
Paramedics treated the man at the scene before taking him to St Vincent’s Hospital in a stable condition.
A crime scene was established and a critical incident investigation is now underway following the shooting.
“A critical incident team from Leichhardt Police Area Command will investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident, including the discharge of a police firearm,” the spokesperson said.
The investigation will be subject to an independent review.