Man charged over hospital incident

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The scene at Nepean Hospital last Thursday. Photo: Nicola Barton

The man shot by police officers at Nepean Hospital last Thursday has been charged.

Just before 4pm on October 4, police from Nepean Police Area Command responded to reports of a man, armed with two knives, who was allegedly threatening security officers at Nepean Hospital, Kingswood.

The 54-year-old man allegedly attempted to stab an officer and was shot by responding police.

He was treated at the hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
There were no other reports of injuries from this incident.

Yesterday, investigators attended Nepean Hospital, where the 54-year-old man was charged with ‘custody of knife in public place (x2)’, ‘assault police office in execution of duty (x2)’, ‘affray’, and ‘leave/send substance/article create false belief danger’.

The man was bail refused and remains under police guard in hospital.

He is due to have a bedside bail hearing today.

A critical incident team comprised of officers from Ku-ring Gai Police Area Command launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident, including the discharge of a police firearm.

That investigation will be subject to independent review.

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