Man charged over hospital incident

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