A police officer has fatally shot a man armed with knives, during an incident in Sydney’s lower north shore. Officers were called to Alexander Avenue, North Willoughby, just before 11:30am, after reports a man was threatening residents. Police say the two responding officers were allegedly confronted by a man, armed with two knives, before a constable discharged their firearm. Mujahid Torwali and housemate Jakelyn Troy live in the home directly behind where the man was shot. A critical incident team from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad will investigate all circumstances surrounding the man’s death, “including the discharge of a police firearm”. The investigation will be subject to an independent review and a report will be prepared for the coroner. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn, and work. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)