Kiwi dad shot at Sydney police station

Quakers Hill Police Station (NZN)
Quakers Hill Police Station (NZN)

A man who was shot yesterday at a west Sydney police station and later died was a New Zealand-born father.

David Peterson died after going into cardiac arrest when he was shot in the shoulder by police. He allegedly entered the Quakers Hill police station welding a kitchen knife and threatening officers around 10:30am (local time).

Police are still trying to determine why Mr Peterson, aged in his 40s, entered the police station. They carried out a search of his property after the incident.

"I can say that there's no indication that this is terrorist-related, but why the man came there, why the confrontation [occurred], at this stage we just don't know," NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Denis Clifford said in The Sydney Morning Herald.

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His family has paid tribute to Mr Peterson with his nephew posting an online tribute saying he was his idol growing up, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The incident has sparked debate on social media with some questioning whether he should have been shot.

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