A man has been shot in the leg by police after allegedly stabbing an officer in the hand on Sydney’s northern beaches.
Assistant Commissioner Leanne McCusker said police were called about 5.15pm on Friday to a home on Warringah Road, Narraweena and found a man allegedly armed with a knife and “attempting to gain access to that address”.
She said a “violent confrontation” ensued and the man, known to police, allegedly attacked.
He allegedly stabbed a male officer in the hand, causing a laceration, and threw a fire extinguisher, hitting him on the head.
Assistant Commissioner McCusker said a second officer “did discharge their firearm”, shooting the man and causing a wound to his leg.
“I understand the Taser was one of the tactical options used,” she said on Friday night. “I also understand that it wasn’t effective on this occasion.”
Police provided first aid to the man, who was taken to hospital under police guard and in a stable condition.
Both officers were also taken to hospital for treatment and are each in a stable condition. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.
Asked whether the incident was in any way linked to a stabbing in Manly earlier on Friday, Assistant Commissioner McCusker said: “That is still being explored by detectives.”