Critical incident investigation into self harm incident at police station

Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command have been called in to investigate an incident at Newcastle Police station today.

A critical incident investigation has been launched after a 45 year old man walked into Newcastle Police station this evening and began to cut his own throat. 

At about 6.10pm,  the man began speaking to police before producing a sharp object and then began to injure himself. 

The man was tasered by police and restrained before being taken to John Hunter Hospital for surgery.  He is now in a stable condition.

The police station was then shut down. 

A critical incident team from Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident. 

That investigation will be overseen by the Professional Standards Command. 


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