Police shoot alleged knife-wielding man

A critical incident has been declared after a man was shot by police affer allegedly approaching officers and paramedics with a knife. Picture : NCA Newswire / Gaye Gerard

Police have shot a man who was allegedly wielding a knife in Sydney’s inner city.

Emergency services were called to Chisholm Street in Darlinghurst following a concern for welfare incident at 4:40pm on Sunday.

Officers arrived at the scene and were allegedly confronted by the 32-year-old man who was armed with a knife.

A number of residential streets have been closed as police investigate circumstances leading up to the shooting. Picture : NCA Newswire / Gaye Gerard

“The man allegedly approached officers and NSW Ambulance paramedics whilst armed, before a constable discharged their firearm,” a NSW Police spokesperson said.

Paramedics treated the man at the scene before taking him to St Vincent’s Hospital in a stable condition.

A crime scene was established and a critical incident investigation is now underway following the shooting.

“A critical incident team from Leichhardt Police Area Command will investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident, including the discharge of a police firearm,” the spokesperson said.

The investigation will be subject to an independent review.