MAN SHOT DEAD BY POLICE AT ERINA

A 45-year-old man has been shot dead by police on the Central Coast after he allegedly threatened them with an axe overnight.

Officers were called to a home on The Entrance Road near Terrigal Drive at Erina just after 10 o’clock on Friday night, after reports of a neighbourhood dispute.

Upon arrival, they noticed flames coming from the home, with two officers forcing their way through the front door of the property.

It’s understood while inside the home they were threatened by the man, who was later shot.

He died at the scene.

A critical incident investigation is underway.

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