Critical incident declared after man shot during confrontation with police at Bankstown

A critical incident has been declared after a man was shot following a confrontation with police at Bankstown this evening.

Two officers from the Police Transport Command had parked in a carpark of a shopping centre on North Terrace about 7.20pm (Saturday 28 November 2020), when they were approached by a man.

Police will allege the man produced a knife and ran towards them, threatening the officers.

Shots were fired by police during the confrontation, with the 40-year-old man sustaining a wound to the leg.

The man has been taken under police guard to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incidents are ongoing.

A critical incident team from Cumberland Police Area Command will now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The investigation will also be subject to independent review.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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