Armed cops shoot dead knifeman in his 40s after report suspect threatened people at home: Police watchdog launch probe
Armed police have shot dead a knifeman in his 40s after reports that he was threatening people at a home.
Officers were called at 3.37pm today to a report of a man threatening people at an address in Borland Avenue, Carlisle, Cumbria.
Armed officers were sent to the scene, where they found a man in possession of a knife.
Shortly after this, a police firearm was discharged.
Armed police shot dead a knifeman after reports that he was threatening people at an address in Borland Avenue, Carlisle, Cumbria (pictured)
Cumbria Police has confirmed the man, aged in his 40s, sustained gunshot injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
No other members of the public were injured during this incident, which at this stage is believed to be an isolated incident.
A cordon is in place at the address as officers conduct their enquiries and police had asked members of the public not to attend the scene.
There will be increased patrol activity within the area throughout the night, to help reassure and support the local community.
The force has informed the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) about the incident.
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