Police shot and killed 52-year-old veteran Steven Angus in Townsville on April 21 after being transported to Townsville University Hospital by police several hours prior following a siege and threats to harm himself.
A 29-year-old man was shot and killed by police in Grange on Sunday after allegedly lunging at police with a pitchfork and knife. The man had also been hospitalised on the Saturday for mental health issues.
Investigations into both incidents have been established.
Mental Health Minister Shannon Fentiman has said that injecting more funding into the struggling mental health system in a “top priority” following the appointment of her new role.
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