Knife-waving man, 40, is shot by the police after nine hours of siege in remote rural town

Knife-waving man, 40, is shot by the police after nine hours of siege in remote rural town

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A man died after a siege and confrontation with the police in a house on the Mid North Coast of NSW.

The police were called to the house on Robertson Street in Taree on Wednesday at 1.15 pm for concerns about the well-being of a man.

Officers tried to negotiate with the 40-year-old who was supposed to be armed with a knife, with the distance taking several hours.

A man died after a siege and confrontation with the police in a house on the Mid North Coast of NSW (stock image)

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A man died after a siege and confrontation with the police in a house on the Mid North Coast of NSW (stock image)

Officers of the Tactical Operations Regional Support group forced the door of the house around 10:15 pm and were challenged by the man who was allegedly armed with a large knife.

The officers tried to disarm him in various ways, including the use of a Taser, before shooting him. He died a short time later at the Manning Base Hospital.

A critical incident investigation has been started. The police call for witnesses.

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