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Knife-wielding man shot and killed by police

An unidentified man was fatally wounded during a confrontation with NSW Police at Grafton on Sunday August 6. Police were called to a unit on Turf Street just before 3.45pm following reports of a disturbance. On arrival officers were allegedly confronted by a man armed with a knife. An officer discharged a taser, before the man was shot. Officers treated the man at the scene until the arrival of NSW Ambulance paramedics. He was taken to Grafton Hospital in a critical condition. He was subsequently airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital where he died. A critical incident team will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident. That investigation will be subject to independent review. No further details are available at this time; however, police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.