Police fatally shoot man in Brisbane CBD after he stabs member of the public

The man stabbed another man near the Westin Hotel in Brisbane's CBD.
The man stabbed another man near the Westin Hotel in Brisbane's CBD. Photo credit: Twitter/Meg Purtell + Google Maps

Police in Brisbane have fatally shot a man who was carrying a knife and threatening members of the public in the CBD on Sunday.

Although police haven't addressed the media yet, News.com.au says there are reports the man had stabbed another man who received multiple wounds to his head. The victim then ran into the Westin Hotel on Felix St to get help.

After police arrived at the scene, they shot the man dead.

It is unclear whether the attack was a rampage or if it was personal.

Queensland police confirmed they "responded to a disturbance" at about 10am, and the man was shot "to protect the public", according to The Courier-Mail.

Police say the man was armed, but they wouldn't confirm what the weapon was.

"You could see them standing over a body with their guns drawn," a witness told News.com.au.

"It's quite an incredible scene to see that."

One person with injuries was taken to Royal Brisbane Hospital. A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson wouldn't confirm any more details or if more people were treated at the scene.

The area where the shooting happened is close to hotels and apartment blocks.

There is no longer a threat to the public and a crime scene has been established.

The Queensland Police's Ethics Command will investigate the attack.