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AustraliaPolice shoot man who allegedly charged at them with knives on Gold Coast

06:30  11 june  2019
06:30  11 june  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Police have shot a man who allegedly charged at them with knives during a dramatic confrontation on the Gold Coast overnight. Officers were called to Wentworth Avenue at Molendinar about 10:40pm on Monday after reports an armed man in his 40s was causing a disturbance on the street.

Queensland police repeatedly shot a man who rushed at them with knives on the Gold Coast overnight. The man survived and his condition is listed as Officers were called to Wentworth Avenue at Molendinar just after 10.30pm on Monday after being told a man in his 40s, armed with two knives

Police have shot a man who allegedly charged at them with knives during a dramatic confrontation on the Gold Coast overnight.

Officers were called to Wentworth Avenue at Molendinar about 10:40pm on Monday after reports an armed man in his 40s was causing a disturbance on the street.

Police said he ignored calls to drop his weapons and lunged at officers, brandishing two knives.

Superintendent Mark White said officers shot the man up to six times in the torso.

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A man was shot several times in the torso by Gold Coast police after he allegedly charged at the officers while armed with two knives overnight. Police were called to Wentworth Avenue in Molendinar just before 10.40pm on Monday after reports of a man armed with two knives in the street causing a

When they arrived the 36-year-old man allegedly lunged at them with a knife . 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 investigation has now been launched. Police said they would

"They made repeated requests for the male person to drop those knives, at which point the male charged at police," he said.

"As a result, the police officers who were attending discharged their firearm a number of times, and the male person sustained injuries.

Police shoot man who allegedly charged at them with knives on Gold Coast © Provided by ABC News Police were called after reports the armed man was causing a disturbance on the street. "That male person received medical treatment at the scene and has been conveyed to the Gold Coast [University] Hospital where he is undergoing surgery and the advice we have is he is in a stable condition."

A crime scene has been set up on Wentworth Avenue as the Ethical Standards Command investigates the shooting.

QPU President Ian Leavers said it was lucky the man had not been more seriously injured in the shooting.

"Police on repeated occasions have tried to diffuse the situation but have had no choice in the end to use their firearms to protect themselves," he said.

Mr Leavers said counselling would be provided to the officers.

"It is very traumatic and is something a police officer never wants to do — we try to resolve everything as peacefully as we possibly can," he said.

He said tasers were not always an option for police responding to fast-moving threats.

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