NSW Police fatally shoot 43-year-old man armed with knife in Sydney's Glebe
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A man has been shot dead by NSW Police after he was armed with a "large carving knife" in Sydney's inner west.
Police were called to a home on Franklyn Street in Glebe about 11:50pm on Wednesday night over concerns for the man's welfare.
Assistant Commissioner Tony Cook said officers responded to the site after being informed that a 43-year-old man had harmed himself.
"Police entered the block of units eventually to a door where they noticed blood on both the door and floor," he said.
After knocking on the door to no response, Assistant Commissioner Cook said police entered the property "in terms of concern for the occupant".
"They were confronted by a man who came towards them armed with quite a large carving knife."
Assistant Commissioner Cook said the room was lit when the officers went in, and his prior injuries were visible "very clearly".
"An officer deployed a taser which was inoperative, a second officer discharged one round from his firearm which struck the man and he is deceased as a result," he said.
The total engagement took place over "seconds", Assistant Commissioner Cook added.
Assistant Commissioner Cook said police commenced efforts to provide aid and medical assistance.
He was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.
The man was known to police.
The homicide squad will investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.
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