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Man in his 40s shot dead by armed cops in tense stand-off ‘after threatening people with a knife’

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A MAN has been shot dead by armed cops after allegedly brandishing a knife at people.
Police rushed to the scene in Carlisle, Cumbria, this afternoon amid reports of a man threatening people at an address.
A man has been shot dead by armed cops in Carlisle, Cumbria1A man has been shot dead by armed cops in Carlisle, CumbriaArmed officers found a man aged in his 40s in possession of a knife just after 3.30pm.
Following a standoff, a police firearm was discharged.
The man was hit and pronounced dead at the scene.
No one else was hurt and cops at this stage believe it was an isolated incident.
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A cordon remains in place along Borland Avenue as officers continue to investigate.
Cumbria Constabulary said in a statement: “We would ask members of the public not to attend the scene.
“There will be increased patrol activity within the Botcherby 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.

Story Credit: thesun.co.uk

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