Police have shot useless a Narre warren man they are saying turned into armed with a knife on Melbourne’s Monash freeway after what a witness described as a “stand-off”. Southern metropolitan area assistant commissioner bob hill said that police arrived at the scene about 10:00 am after reviews of a “distressed male” at the side of the freeway, parked in the emergency lane close to the Eastlink interchange at Dandenong north. Assistant commissioner hill said the 53-yr-vintage guy changed into “agitated”.
“We tried to barter with the male, we tried to absolutely calm the male down,” he said.
“at a factor at some stage in that course of negotiation, the male has produced a knife and superior on the police members.”
the police attempted a tactical withdrawal however the guy continued to strengthen, he said. After a try to use a non-lethal “beanbag round” didn’t prevent him from advancing, the police shot the man within the chest and he died on the scene, he stated.
“the male involved become pretty distressed and you could term it as a ‘mental fitness episode’,” he said. One officer who “went to the ground” towards the give up incident of the incident became “injured slightly”, he said.
“it is an unhappy event. It’s miles a sad occasion definitely for the own family, the cherished ones, the buddies of this deceased male,” he said, adding that the person’s next of family members were being notified. A police statement in advance stated murder squad detectives could look at the incident with oversight from professional requirements command “as in keeping with protocol when a police firearm is discharged”. Assistant commissioner hill said the investigation might study the events leading as much as the incident.
The officers worried were separated and brought to close by police stations wherein they would be drug examined and interviewed, he said. He stated body cameras at the officials and parkway cameras would have captured the war of words and taking pictures, in conjunction with dashcam footage from passing automobiles.