A man has been arrested following a confrontation with police today, leaving two officers hospitalised with stab wounds.
Just before 1pm today (Sunday 6 October 2019), police were called to a service station at the intersection of the Boulevarde and Carey Street, Toronto, after reports a man was armed with knives.
Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District attended and were confronted by the man, still armed with two knives.
A number of shots were discharged by police; however, the man was uninjured, and two officers suffered stab wounds – one to leg and the other to the hand.
Both have been taken to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition and will undergo surgery.
The 25-year-old man was arrested and taken to Toronto Police Station.
Multiple crime scenes have been established with The Boulevarde and Carey Street currently closed as inquiries continue.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.