A 46-year-old Frankston man has died in hospital following a police stand-off in Frankston North on Thursday afternoon.

Police attended a Hickory Crescent, Frankston address on Thursday, July 20 in the afternoon as part of an active investigation.

The man subsequently barricaded himself inside the house at about 4.40pm with the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) team attending. CIRT officers attempted to negotiate with the man, according to police reports.

Shortly before 8pm police attempted to enter the property and were confronted by the man armed with knives and in an agitated state.

Police continued to attempt to negotiate with him but were unsuccessful.

The man was confrontational and as a result, he was tasered multiple times to no avail and subsequently flexible ‘bean bag’ rounds were used.

The alleged offender was then provided with immediate medical care when he appeared to become unresponsive.

He was taken to hospital where he died this morning.

No one else was at the property at the time of the incident. No one else was injured.

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

The investigation will be oversighted by the internal Professional Standards Command.

SOURCEVictoria Police
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