Police lay charges over critical incident at Bankstown

Man charged with attempted murder following a confrontation with police at Bankstown yesterday.

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.

He was taken to Liverpool Hospital under police guard where he underwent surgery and remains in a serious but stable condition.

The man has since been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of armed with intent to commit indictable offence, and two counts of assault police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm.

The matter will be heard in Parramatta Bail Court today (Sunday 29 November 2020).

A critical incident team from Cumberland Police Area Command will continue to 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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