Shooting death of man

Police have launched a critical incident investigation following the shooting death of a man in the Lake Macquarie region today.

As part of inquiries into the death of a 27-year-old woman, officers from Lake Macquarie Police District attended a home in Vena Street, Glendale, just before 9am (Thursday 14 March 2019).

When officers confronted a 21-year-old man at the property, he allegedly threatened them with a knife before he was shot by police.

The man died at the scene.

A Critical Incident Team will now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, including the discharge of a police firearm.

Inquiries are continuing.