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Townsville Man Shot By Police In Bowen

A man is recovering in Hospital after he was shot by police in Bowen.

At around 2:30PM on Wednesday the man, armed with a bladed weapon and a chain, broke into the rear doors of the Bowen Police Station.

During a confrontation with Police, Officers fired shots from their service weapons, hitting him in the hand and the abdomen.

Police then rendered first-aid until emergency services arrived at the scene.

A 35-year-old man was transported to Townsville Hospital in a serious condition.

No police officers were physically injured during the incident.

A crime scene has been declared and the matter is being investigated by the Ethical Standards Command, with oversight from the Crime and Corruption Commission.

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