A man has been shot by police following an incident in Mulgrave this morning.
Police were called to Salford Court following reports a man had assaulted a woman just before 7.30am.
Police attempted to arrest the man who produced a knife.
OC spray was deployed before the man was shot by police just after 8am.
He has been taken to hospital in a critical condition under police guard.
The investigation is ongoing, as per standard protocol following a police shooting, the Armed Crime squad will investigate the incident with oversight from Professional Standards Command.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppers.com.au.