Trains Still Suspended After Police Fatally Shoot Man
Queensland Police are yet to answer why a man on a train platform southwest of Brisbane was shot dead during a stand-off.
It's believed the man had a knife on the platform at Ipswich Central train station and confronted officers, who were forced to open fire around 4.15pm on Sunday.
The man, reportedly aged in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene after what was described as a brief encounter. No one else was hurt.
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
Acting Superintendent Melissa Adams would not say why police fired at the man as the investigation was still in the "very early" stages.
"To have one deceased person is one too many. This is a really traumatic time for police and for the local community and we are going to work as hard as we can to help people through that," she told reporters on Sunday.
Ipswich & Rosewood line trains are suspended Thomas Street - Bundamba due to an incident requiring emergency services. This suspension will remain in place until last service. Buses are in place. #TLAlerts #TLIpswichLine #TLRosewoodLine https://t.co/ZwOJz49iYu pic.twitter.com/JDId04ZS8O— TransLink (@TransLinkSEQ) September 16, 2018
A number of commuters were on the platform and witnessed the incident, The Courier-Mail reports. They are being interviewed by police.
The Ethical Standards Command is investigating on behalf of the state coroner.