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CORONIAL INQUEST SHOWN FINAL MOMENTS BEFORE FATAL SHOOTING

The terrifying moments before police shot dead a postal worker, carrying a knife, have been shown during a coronial inquest in Newcastle.

Stephen Hodge, who had been diagnosed with several mental illnesses, was gunned down by officers in 2015, after initially threatening his manager.

And we warn some viewers may find the footage confronting.

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About Tyson Cottrill

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Tyson Cottrill is a journalist and producer based in Newcastle, with 10 years television news experience. Tyson first began work with NBN in 2007, before being employed as a journalist at Channel Nine in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Born and raised in Newcastle, Tyson has a Bachelor of Communications from Charles Sturt University.