Sydney police kill suspected robber in main train station

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Posted: Jul 26, 2017 11:57 AM

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police on Wednesday fatally shot a man in Sydney's main train station who was suspected of attempting to rob a florist, police said. Witnesses said the man was armed with a pair of scissors.

Officers were called to the florist's shop in Central station following reports of a robbery, police said. They said the suspect confronted the officers and was killed after a brief standoff.

Witnesses said the man was armed with scissors and had injured the elderly florist. The identity of the suspect was not immediately known.

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Police Acting Assistant Commissioner Mark Walton said police will conduct an internal investigation of the shooting.

Police said they did not believe the incident was terrorism-related.