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Melbourne Princes Bridge Shooting: Terrifying moment police gun down a man on city centre bridge – as cops shut down parts of the CBD

A man has been shot by police on a bridge in Melbourne in terrifying scenes. 

The incident happened at Princes Bridge in the CBD just after 7pm. 

Video footage taken by a person who was near the scene showed dozens of police officers pinning the man down on the the ground. 

A man has been shot by police at the Princes Bridge in Melbourne’s CBD on Friday with a large police presence currently in the area

Officers were seen crowding around the man near an ambulance as emergency services blocked access to the bridge. 

Pedestrians were ordered to clear the area with dozens of onlookers watching on as the dramatic police operation unfolded. 

Sections of the bridge as been cordoned off with several police vehicles parked on the bridge. 

A man was pinned to the ground on the bridge by officers (pictured) as emergency crews blocked access to the bridge to motorists and pedestrians

A man was pinned to the ground on the bridge by officers (pictured) as emergency crews blocked access to the bridge to motorists and pedestrians

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Victoria Police for comment. 

More to come.

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