Man dies after being Tasered, shot with bean bag rounds in police raid

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A man has died in hospital after police Tasered him multiple times and then shot him with bean bag rounds during a raid at a home in Melbourne’s south-east.

Police said they went to a property on Hickory Crescent in Frankston North on Thursday afternoon as a part of an active investigation, where the 46-year-old man was armed with knives.

A man has died after being Tasered by police at a Frankston North home.Credit: Nine News

He had barricaded himself inside the house about 4.40pm and members of the Critical Response Team had attempted to negotiate with the man, police said.

“Shortly before 8pm police attempted to enter the property and were confronted by the man armed with knives and in an agitated state,” Victoria Police said in a statement.

“Police continued to attempt to negotiate with him, however, were unsuccessful.

“The man was confrontational and as a result, he was Tasered multiple times to no avail and subsequently flexible baton rounds were used.”

Police said the man “appeared to become unresponsive during his arrest” and was provided with immediate medical care.

He was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

Police on Saturday issued a statement confirming the man had died that morning.

No police officers were injured during the incident and the man had been alone in the house.

Homicide squad detectives will prepare a report for the coroner, which police said is standard procedure following a death in custody.

The Professional Standards Command, an internal Victoria Police unit responsible for investigating police conduct, will also investigate the circumstances of the man’s death.

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