While responding to a stabbing attack at a South Hedland shopping centre in WA’s Pilbara A man has been shot dead by police . Stabbing attack left five people in hospital.
“Officers have discharged a firearm. St John Ambulance were called to assist,” the police spokesman said.
“The male who died is the person who was engaged by police, and he received a gunshot wound.”
WA Premier Mark McGowan said the man lunged at officers before he was shot.”The advice I have is that a person has engaged in multiple stabbings or slashings of people in South Hedland,” he said.
Police have provided an update on the incident in South Hedland, as at 12noon: https://t.co/qbWkSVbwhQ
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