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Man dies after putting himself on FIRE when he was confronted by the police in Tasmania

Man dies after putting himself on FIRE when he was confronted by the police after barricading himself in a house

  • A man died after setting himself on fire during a tense confrontation with the police
  • Emergency services were called to a house in Tasmania on Friday morning
  • The 45-year-old had barricaded and threatened himself in the building
  • For 24/7 confidential support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14

A man died after setting himself on fire during a tense confrontation with the police.

Emergency services were called to a house in Bells Parade, in Somerset, Tasmania, after a man had barricaded himself at the property on Friday at 11 am.

Police tried to negotiate with the 45-year-old who was alone in the property and made threats, said Western District Commander Debbie Williams.

After about 35 minutes the man walked out and lit himself.

Emergency services were called to a house in Bells Parade Burnie, in Somerset, Tasmania (photo) after a man barricaded himself at the property at 11 a.m.

Emergency services were called to a house in Bells Parade Burnie, in Somerset, Tasmania (photo) after a man barricaded himself at the property at 11 a.m.

Paramedics hurried to extinguish the flames, but he had suffered severe burns, The Mercury reported.

He was rushed to the northwestern regional hospital in a critical condition, but died overnight.

“This is a dire incident and our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of all involved, including our officers, other relief workers, and those who witnessed the incident,” said Commander Williams.

‘Support is offered to our members and other involved care providers. As usual, professional standards are under investigation and a report will now be drawn up for the coroner. “

The incident comes just days after a man from Brisbane killed his wife and three children by burning them alive.

Commander Williams said she wasn’t sure if it was a “copycat” incident, but that will be part of the investigation.

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Police tried to negotiate with the 45-year-old who was alone in the property and made threats, said Western District Commander Debbie Williams. After about 35 minutes the man walked out and lit himself

Police tried to negotiate with the 45-year-old who was alone in the property and made threats, said Western District Commander Debbie Williams. After about 35 minutes the man walked out and lit himself

Police tried to negotiate with the 45-year-old who was alone in the property and made threats, said Western District Commander Debbie Williams. After about 35 minutes the man walked out and lit himself

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