Man Armed With Knife Shot Outside North Queensland Police Station

An armed man has been shot at a police station in Bowen, North Queensland.

The 35-year-old man was shot by police at about 2:30pm Wednesday, after allegedly breaking into the rear doors of the Bowen Police station.

Police say the man was armed with a bladed weapon and a chain.

The man was shot in his hand and abdomen. Police then administered first aid to the man until paramedics arrived.

He was taken to Bowen Hospital in a serious condition, before being airlifted to Townsville Hospital later in the afternoon.

Bowen is a town located between Mackay and Townsville.

Queensland Police have said no officers were physically injured in the incident.

The Ethical Standard Command is investigating the incident.