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Man suspected of stabbing a woman in a Melbourne park is shot dead

Man suspected of stabbing a woman in a Melbourne park is shot dead by cops as victim is rushed to hospital in a critical condition

  • Man shot dead by police officers in Gladstone Park in Melbourne’s north-west
  • Police said a woman was stabbed prior to incident, who’s in a critical condition

Police have shot dead a man who allegedly stabbed a woman in a park in Melbourne north-west.

Officers were called to John Coutts Reserve in Gladstone Park around 3.30pm on Thursday.

Police discharged their firearm shortly upon arrival, which resulted in the death of a man.

Police said a woman was assaulted prior to the fatal shooting.

She was rushed to hospital in a critical condition suffering from facial stab wounds. 

A man has been shot dead by police in Gladstone Park on Thursday afternoon

Dozens of police and paramedics remain at the scene.

‘I’ve never seen anything like it, it looked like a war zone,’ witness Blake told the Herald Sun.

‘It was so loud. There were that many sirens.’

Homicide Squad detectives will investigate the incident, which will be overseen by the Professional Standards Command.

The man was shot dead shortly after police arrived at the scene in John Coutts Reserve

The man was shot dead shortly after police arrived at the scene in John Coutts Reserve

Police are expected to provide a further update shortly. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

More to come

Dozens of police and paramedics remained at the scene late Thursday afternoon

Dozens of police and paramedics remained at the scene late Thursday afternoon

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