A police incident at the Ipswich Train Station on Sunday afternoon. Paramedics take a person to a waiting ambulance.
A police incident at the Ipswich Train Station on Sunday afternoon. Paramedics take a person to a waiting ambulance. Rob Williams

Police looking for witnesses into train station shooting

UPDATE 9PM: POLICE are looking for witness to an incident at Ipswich train station on Sunday afternoon in which a man was shot dead.

At about 4pm, officers were called to a railway station on Bell St following reports of a man armed with a knife.

Preliminary investigations indicate a man confronted police and was subsequently shot and pronounced deceased at the scene.

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No other person was physically injured during the incident.

The matter is under investigation by Ethical Standards Command on behalf of the State Coroner.

The investigation is subject to oversight by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

Any witnesses who may have seen the incident are urged to contact police on 1800 333 000 or 131 444.

UPDATE 7PM: POLICE have confirmed the death of a man shot by police at the Ipswich Railway Station this afternoon.

The Queensland Police Service said in a tweet the man was armed with a knife and made threats to officers responding.

The Ethical Standards Command is investigating the full circumstances.

UPDATE 5.40PM: POLICE have established a crime scene at Ipswich train station after a man was shot this afternoon.

A police spokesperson the entrance to the station would be closed into the night as police continued their investigation.

The spokesperson said they were unable to confirm the extent of the injuries or how many times the man was shot.

A person was taken away in an ambulance moments after the shooting.

INITIAL: POLICE have blocked off the Ipswich railway station following a 'serious police incident' this afternoon.

The Courier Mail reports police have shot a man in a stand-off. 

The entrance is blocked and people have been asked to avoid the area.

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Police and ambulance services are on scene.

Translink advise the Ipswich to Central train is cancelled and Ipswich/Rosewood line trains are suspended due to an incident requiring emergency services.

The Bell St interchange is not accessible.

Alternative transport has been arranged.


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