Shooting incident, Ipswich

A man has died after being shot by police during an incident in the Ipswich CBD this afternoon.
At about 4.00pm, officers were called to a railway station on Bell Street following reports of a man armed with a knife.
Preliminary investigations indicate a man confronted police and was subsequently shot and pronounced deceased at the scene.
No other person was physically injured during the incident.
The matter is under investigation by Ethical Standards Command on behalf of the State Coroner.
The investigation is subject to oversight by the Crime and Corruption Commission.
Any witnesses who may have seen the incident are urged to contact police.
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