A 37-year-old man armed with a knife and pole has allegedly been shot in the limbs twice by police in Perth’s northern suburbs.
Police say the officers were patrolling near Lady Lindsay Court in Yanchep just after midnight when they saw a man acting strangely.
When they approached the man, he allegedly threatened them with a knife and ran away into nearby bushland.
A short time later he reappeared and confronted the officers with a knife and a pole — which is when both officers opened fire.
A nearby resident said she heard a man run past their house just after 12am and yell “see you later boys”, before three gun shots rang out.
The man was given first aid by police until St John Ambulance paramedics arrived.
He is now in Royal Perth Hospital and is in a stable condition after undergoing surgery.
The WA Police Union said the two officers were not injured in the incident.
“Thankfully due to their professionalism and training our Members were not injured and are coping well given what they have been through,” WA Police Union president Harry Arnott said.
“This is yet another illustration of the unique and dangerous work police officers do every single day.
“We will continue to assist our Members throughout the process as their welfare is our paramount concern.”
The scene remains cordoned off as the major crime division and internal affairs continue to investigate the incident.