Shocking moment man armed with scissors is shot by NSW police

WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: This is the moment a man armed with "scissors" was shot dead by police at Sydney's Central Station.

On Wednesday at 6.45pm officers were called to a flower shop on Eddy Avenue in Haymarket to reports of an armed robbery.

Police reportedly yelled at the man inside to put the scissors down and also tried to use Tasers, but they did not go off and he did not stop.

Graphic footage filmed by a witness and posted on social media shows the moment the man appears to run toward police.

Graphic footage filmed by a witness and posted on social media shows the moment the man appears to run toward police. Photo: Facebook

He was shot four times and witnesses can be heard screaming as he collapses to the ground.

The short video ends with the man lying motionless on the footpath.

Witnesses said the man approached the flower shop and started
He was shot four times and witnesses can be heard screaming as he collapses to the ground. Photo: Facebook

NSW Police confirmed the man, who is as yet unidentified, was shot following a "confrontation" and died at the scene.

"A critical incident investigation will now examine all circumstances surrounding the incident," a statement read.

"That investigation will be subject to independent review and all information will be provided to the Coroner.

"The incident is not believed to be terror-related."

NSW Police confirmed the man was shot following a
Four shots were fired and the man died as a result. Photo: AAP

NSW Police are encouraging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or by using the Crime Stoppers online reporting page