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Newport shooting: Man wielding a knife shot dead by NSW police on Sydney’s northern beaches

Horror as man lunges at police with a knife before they shoot him DEAD at a home on millionaires row in Sydney

  • Man shot dead by police during confrontation on Sydney’s northern beaches 
  • Man, 39, lunged at police with knife following reports of a domestic dispute
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A man has been shot dead after he lunged at police with a knife during a violent confrontation on Sydney’s northern beaches.

Police were called to a home on Belinda Place, Newport shortly before 2am on Thursday following reports of a domestic dispute.

Officers tried to speak with a 39-year-old man, who lunged at officers with a knife.

Police were called to Belinda Place in Newport shortly before 2am on Thursday morning

Two officers were forced to use their firearms and shoot the man during the confrontation.

The man suffered critical injuries and died at the scene, despite desperate attempts by officers who performed CPR to try to revive him.

The home remains a crime scene on Thursday morning, where forensic officers are currently scouring the property. 

A critical incident team has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident, which will also be subject to independent review.

Police say the domestic dispute involved the man and his parents.

NSW Police are due to provide further details later on Thursday.

The incident unfolded on a street of multi-million dollar houses in the elite suburb, with one Belinda Place residence selling for $3.4m last year.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

A man was shot dead by police in the beachside suburb after he lunged at officers

A man was shot dead by police in the beachside suburb after he lunged at officers

It’s been a horror night in Sydney with a notorious underworld figure also shot dead weeks after he was released from prison.

Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad, known as the ‘Mr Big’ of Sydney’s crime world was shot outside a Greenacre home in the city’s south-west on Wednesday night.

The gunman remains on the run. 

Ahmad was recently released from jail after served five years for the manslaughter of another underworld figure at a Sydney scrap yard in 2016.

A critical investigation has been launched into the shooting of the man in Newport

A critical investigation has been launched into the shooting of the man in Newport

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