Gunman, 48, shot dead after storming Tenterfield police station, NSW

Gunman, 48, shot dead after storming a rural police station and pointing a gun at terrified officers

  • A gunman was shot dead after pointing a gun at NSW Police
  • The 48-year-old contacted police officers at Tenterfield Police Station
  • Officers from the New England Police District shot him dead Thursday

A 48-year-old man was shot dead by police after pointing a gun at officers at a rural police station.

The gunman approached officers at Tenterfield police station in north NSW at 5:45pm on Thursday.

Officers from the New England Police District shot the man before disarming him.

The gunman approached officers at Tenterfield Police Station (pictured) in north NSW at 5:45pm on Thursday

The gunman approached officers at Tenterfield Police Station (pictured) in north NSW at 5:45pm on Thursday

Despite the efforts of responding police and paramedics, the man died at the scene (pictured a map showing the northern NSW town near the Queensland border).

Despite the efforts of responding police and paramedics, the man died at the scene (pictured a map showing the northern NSW town near the Queensland border).

DDespite the efforts of police and paramedics, the man died at the scene.

“A Critical Incident Team of officers from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad will now investigate the circumstances of the incident,” NSW Police said in a statement.

It will also deal with police firearm surrender.

The investigation will be subject to an independent review.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.

THERE’S MORE.

Officers from the New England Police District shot the man before disarming him

Officers from the New England Police District shot the man before disarming him

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