Man charged as critical incident investigation continues in Kingswood

A man has been charged as inquiries into a critical incident investigation continue, after a man was shot by police at Nepean Hospital last week, NSW Police say.

Just before 4pm on Thursday 4 October 2018, police from Nepean Police Area Command responded to reports of a man, armed with two knives, who was allegedly threatening security officers at Nepean Hospital, Kingswood.

The 54-year-old man allegedly attempted to stab an officer and was shot by responding police.

He was treated at the hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

There were no other reports of injuries from this incident.

Yesterday (Wednesday 10 October 2018), investigators attended Nepean Hospital, where the 54-year-old man was charged with custody of knife in public place (x2), assault police office in execution of duty (x2), affray, and leave/send substance/article create false belief danger.

The man was bail refused and remains under police guard in hospital. He is due to have a bedside bail hearing today (Thursday 11 October 2018).

A critical incident team comprised of officers from Ku-ring Gai Police Area Command launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident, including the discharge of a police firearm.

That investigation will be subject to independent review.

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