ABC News reports that a knife-wielding individual has been shot by police officers in the Perth suburb of Camillo, after he allegedly threatened people with the weapon.
Police called to a property in Excalibur Circle just after 11:30 pm where they found a man in the backyard of the home attacking a dog with a knife.
When police approached the man he confronted the officers with the blade in a threatening and aggressive manner.
The man was then shot in the left leg before being handcuffed and arrested.
He was moved to the Royal Perth Hospital for treatment and police have confirmed that his wound is not life-threatening.
An internal investigation is underway into the shooting which is standard procedure. It is understood it is the second violent incident in the same street in the past two days.
On Saturday two men smashed through the front door of a home on the street using a gun and a knife to threaten a man, who was babysitting on the premises.