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Man dead in fatal Rockdale shooting

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A Sydney man allegedly armed with knives and a hammer was shot dead after he threatened NSW police.

A Sydney man allegedly armed with knives and a hammer was shot dead after he threatened NSW police.

A "critical incident investigation" has been launched into the fatal shooting in Rockdale, in Sydney's south, according to a NSW Police statement.

St George Police Area Command were alerted just before midnight following "concerns for the welfare of a man".

A man has been shot dead in Rockdale, Sydney.

Police, aided by dogs and a chopper, searched nearby bushland.

Around 1am, a 51-year-old man allegedly armed with knives and a hammer threatened police and was shot.

He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics but died at the scene.

A critical incident team from the Homicide Squad will now investigate the incident.

The state coroner will review the investigation.

Police are urging anybody with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/man-dead-in-fatal-rockdale-shooting/96191569-c290-4142-9ef7-f13a6cb3c093

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