A man has been transported to hospital after he was shot by police in Bowen this afternoon.
At around 2:30pm a man armed with a bladed weapon and a chain broke into the rear doors of the Bowen Police Station.
Officers responded and during a confrontation with police, officers discharged their service weapons, striking him in the hand and the abdomen.
Police then rendered first-aid until emergency services arrived at the scene.
A 35-year-old man was transported to Townsville Hospital in a serious condition for treatment.
No police officers were physically injured during the incident.
A crime scene has been declared and the matter is being investigated by the Ethical Standards Command, with oversight from the Crime and Corruption Commission.