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Police shoot man dead after stabbing attack at a Melbourne park

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A man has been shot dead by police while attacking a woman in a park in Melbourne’s north-west.

Police arrived at John Coutts Reserve in Gladstone Park at 3.30pm after reports of a man assaulting a woman.

Nine News reporter on the scene, Reid Butler, told Tom Elliott the woman was stabbed “multiple times in the face” by the man.

“It is understood that man was still attacking the woman when police arrived,” he said.

“That man was shot by police.”

Police have confirmed the shooting.

They say there were “numerous witnesses” who they’re keen speak with.

The woman who was attacked has been taken to hospital in a critical condition.

Homicide Squad detectives will investigate the incident with oversight from Professional Standards Command.

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