POLICE UPDATE | Man shot by police at Campbelltown has now been charged

Liverpool Hospital Emergency Department entrance. Generic image. Picture: South-West Sydney Local Health District
Liverpool Hospital Emergency Department entrance. Generic image. Picture: South-West Sydney Local Health District

UPDATE: Friday 17/05/19

A man has now been charged following Wednesday's incident with police at Campbelltown station, as the critical-incident investigation continues.

Yesterday, Thursday, the man, 39, was charged with wounding to cause serious physical harm, using an offensive weapon to avoid arrest and travelling without a valid train ticket.

He was refused bail and the matter is expected to be heard in Liverpool court today.

He remains in Liverpool hospital in a critical but stable condition.

The critical-incident investigation continues and will be subject to independent review.

ORIGINAL STORY: Thursday 16/05/19

POLICE | Man in Liverpool hospital after being shot by police when he threatened them with a knife at Campbelltown

A critical-incident investigation was launched after a man was taken to Liverpool hospital with a gunshot wound following an incident outside Campbelltown train station yesterday afternoon.

Just before 3pm on Wednesday, May 15, police transport officers were speaking to the man near Campbelltown station when there was an argument.

The man allegedly challenged officers with a knife on Hurley Street, outside the station.

Police used a taser but the man continued to threaten them before being shot.

He was taken to Liverpool hospital suffering a single gunshot wound in his stomach.

A crime scene was established and police encouraged people to avoid the area while the scene was examined.

Police are not searching for anyone else in relation to the incident and no police officers or bystanders were injured.

A critical-incident team is investigating the circumstances of the incident.

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