Reports Two People Stabbed In Maroubra

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Reports Two People Stabbed In Maroubra

In breaking news, a man has been stabbed in the chest in Maroubra, Sydney.

It is understood that a second person has been cut in the neck.

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The incident is believed to have happened at the Maroubra Junction Hotel.

Police have taped off the street outside the pub, with emergency services responding.

Maroubra Road is closed westbound, with motorists advised to take an alternate route and allow extra time.

According to Nine News, a police officer has been injured during the incident, sustaining two stab wounds to the chest.

Nine News are also reporting that one person has been shot dead by police.

ABC News have spoken to a witness claiming to have also heard gunshots.

The police officer is in a critical condition and has been taken to St Vincent's Hospital.

A critical incident investigation has been launched following the death of a man and injury to a police officer after an incident at Maroubra this afternoon. As a part of an ongoing investigation, police attended a licensed premises on Maroubra Road about 3.15pm today (Friday 26 January 2018). An officer attached to a specialist command sustained stab wounds and has been taken to hospital after a confrontation. A man died at the scene after a firearm was discharged. A critical incident team from the Homicide Squad will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident, including the discharging of the firearm. That investigation will be subject to independent review. All information will be provided to the Coroner who will determine the cause of death and make any findings about the events leading to the man’s death. No further details are available at this time; however, Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Anyone who can assist Police should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

- NSW Police statement

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More to come.

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