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Police shoot and kill knife-wielding man in Brisbane’s CBD

Police can be seen aiming at their pistols a car outside the Westin. Photo: ABC
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Police have shot and killed a man who went on a stabbing rampage outside the Westin Hotel on Mary Street in central Brisbane.

One other person, a 26-year-old who name has not been released, was rushed to hospital after being treated by paramedics at the scene for injuries to his face and back.

Witnesses reported seeing two officers draw their guns on a man outside the Westin Hotel shortly before shots rang out.

“I couldn’t see anyone threatening but all I could see was the cops jump out of the car and start shooting,” taxi driver Rubal Singh told the ABC.

“At least 10 rounds [were] fired and I witnessed it with my own eyes, like 10 feet away from the car.

“At least 10 rounds [were] fired and I witnessed it with my own eyes, like 10 feet away from the car.

“It was horrendous. I was about to finish my shift and it was shocking to see such an incident happen in front of you.”

The hotel was locked down under police instructions and guests were told not to leave their rooms.

Police closed Mary and Edward streets, in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, and warned drivers and pedestrians to steer clear of the area.

It is understood police arrived at the scene within minutes and called on the suspect to drop his weapon before what was described as a volley of shots rang out.

Nearby residents said they ran for their lives as the shots were fired.

Queensland Ambulance was unable to confirm the stabbed man’s condition.