Police looking for witnesses into train station shooting
UPDATE 9PM: POLICE are looking for witness to an incident at Ipswich train station on Sunday afternoon in which a man was shot dead.
UPDATE 7PM: POLICE have confirmed the death of a man shot by police at the Ipswich Railway Station this afternoon.
The Queensland Police Service said in a tweet the man was armed with a knife and made threats to officers responding.
The Ethical Standards Command is investigating the full circumstances.
We can confirm the death of a man after he was shot by police at Ipswich Railway Station this afternoon. The man was armed with a knife & made threats to responding officers. The Ethical Standards Command is investigating the full circumstances.— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) September 16, 2018
UPDATE 5.40PM: POLICE have established a crime scene at Ipswich train station after a man was shot this afternoon.
A police spokesperson the entrance to the station would be closed into the night as police continued their investigation.
The spokesperson said they were unable to confirm the extent of the injuries or how many times the man was shot.
A person was taken away in an ambulance moments after the shooting.
INITIAL: POLICE have blocked off the Ipswich railway station following a 'serious police incident' this afternoon.
The Courier Mail reports police have shot a man in a stand-off.
The entrance is blocked and people have been asked to avoid the area.
Police and ambulance services are on scene.
Please avoid Ipswich railway station due to a police incident. Police are blocking the entrance. pic.twitter.com/lWnREtS51g— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) September 16, 2018
Translink advise the Ipswich to Central train is cancelled and Ipswich/Rosewood line trains are suspended due to an incident requiring emergency services.
The Bell St interchange is not accessible.
Alternative transport has been arranged.
[UPDATE] The 4.07pm Ipswich - Central train is cancelled. Ipswich/Rosewood line trains are suspended Thomas Street - Bundamba due to an incident requiring emergency services. Alternative transport has been arranged. #TLAlerts #TLIpswichLine #TLRosewoodLine https://t.co/xwL9z0rgk3 pic.twitter.com/oHDQTXdlnv— TransLink (@TransLinkSEQ) September 16, 2018