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Police officer stabbed at Sydney pub attacker shot lifeless

Police officer stabbed at Sydney pub attacker shot lifeless

When detectives approached Mr Newman in the beer garden of the hotel, he lunged at Detective Breda with a knife, stabbing him in the chest and abdomen as officers tried to arrest him.

The officer's partner then reportedly shot the attacker and he died at the scene.

"This is a relatively routine situation they were in and unfortunately that has escalated and we've ended up with a very, very serious outcome" He said.

Newman (pictured here on the floor) was shot dead at Maroubra Junction Hotel on Anzac Parade after he stabbed a police officer at least twice.

According to Nine News, a police officer has been injured during the incident, sustaining two stab wounds to the chest.

Police Minister Troy Grant, who drove from his home in Dubbo in the state's central west to visit, said nothing unified police more than a "stricken" colleague.

A critical incident team from the homicide squad will investigate the shooting.

A witness at the scene said patrons of the pub rushed out after the shooting.

Police later issued a statement confirming that officers entered the pub at 3.16pm as part of an investigation.

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The police officer was taken to St Vincent's hospital with a police escort for emergency surgery, while another man was arrested and taken in handcuffs to Maroubra Police Station less than 300 metres away.

"I reckon [there were] about four, five shots, easy, "bang, bang, bang, bang, bang".

Sales assistant Lara Alexander was working at the nearby Pharmacy 4 Less when she heard "four or five" gunshots.

"We were just asked to get out of here and go".

Surrounding streets were closed off as dozens of police officers arrived at the scene.

'I heard what could have been a muffled gunshot but didn't think anything of it until I went down stairs and there were police everywhere'.

Video has been posted online of police cordoning off the area around the hotel.

He said he walked onto Maroubra Rd in time to see scores of police officers running into the pub. "The guys at the hotel said someone is shot, someone is dead".


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