Man charged following shooting incident outside Campbelltown train station

A man who was shot by police outside Campbelltown train station was today charged for his role in the incident.

Police officers shot the man, who allegedly lunged at them with a knife, on Hurley Street about 2.45pm yesterday (Wednesday, May 15).

NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Peter Thurtell said four uniformed officers approached the man at the train station turnstiles, where he produced a knife "about 30 centimetres long".

The man allegedly challenged police with the knife, and officers used a Taser in an effort to contain him. However, Assistant Commissioner Thurtell said the Taser was "ineffective".

He was then shot in his stomach area after "aggressively confronting police", Assistant Commissioner Thurtell.

The 39-year-old man was taken to Liverpool Hospital under police guard, where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

The man was today (May 16) charged with three offences - intent to cause grievous bodily harm; using a weapon; and train fare evasion.

He was refused bail. The matter is expected to be heard at Liverpool local court tomorrow (Friday, May 17).

Police launched a critical incident investigation into yesterday's shooting. The review will be undertaken by an independent body.

Police officers speak with members of the public outside Campbelltown train station following this afternoon's shooting. Picture: Top Notch Video

Police officers speak with members of the public outside Campbelltown train station following this afternoon's shooting. Picture: Top Notch Video