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.