A man has died from gunshot injuries when a police firearm was discharged after officers were sent to an address in Carlisle.
According to Cumbria Constabulary, armed officers were called to Borland Avenue at 3.37pm on Monday after reports of a person threatening people.
They found a man in possession of a knife.
“Shortly after this, a police firearm was discharged. The man, aged in his 40s, sustained gunshot injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene,” the force said.
“No other members of the public were injured during this incident, which at this stage is believed to be an isolated incident.”
A police cordon is in place at the address while officers conduct inquiries.
The force has informed the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) about the incident.