A MAN is dead at Glendale after he was "shot multiple times" by police on Thursday morning as they searched for Tafari Walton in the wake of a fatal stabbing in the suburb on Wednesday.
Officers were set up in Vena Street shortly before 9am.
By 10am police had officially confirmed that the man had died.
Police said they were at the Vena Street property in relation to their inquiries into the death of the 27-year-old woman, since identified as Gabriella Thompson, at a home in Stephens Street on Wednesday.
They began searching for Walton, as they believed he could help with their inquiries.
"When officers confronted a 21-year-old man at the property, he allegedly threatened them with a knife before he was shot by police," police said in a statement.
"The man died at the scene."
A critical incident team will investigate the circumstances of the shooting death of Walton, including the discharge of a police firearm.
An Ambulance NSW spokesman said three crews and an aerial medical crew responded. The spokesman said they had attempted resuscitation at the scene but the man died.
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POLICE are searching for a man after a woman died from multiple stab wounds following an incident at a Glendale home on Wednesday.
Police on Wednesday night said they were searching for a man known as Tafari Walton, who they believe may be able to assist their investigation.
He was described as having a dark complexion, aged in his early 20s, with a long black ponytail. He was wearing a grey top and black shorts.
It's believed he may have been driving a white Mitsubishi Outlander with a NSW registration AW6-7VV.
Police said the man should not be approached and urged anyone who may have seen him or the car to contact Triple Zero.
Officers were called to a home on Stephens Avenue about 11.30am after a woman, 26, was found suffering stab wounds.
Ambulance NSW said the 26-year-old was taken to hospital after receiving treatment at Stephens Avenue shortly at 11.45am.
An Ambulance NSW spokeswoman said the woman was unconscious and struggling to breathe after she had suffered multiple stab wounds to the neck area.
Paramedics took the woman to the John Hunter hospital but she died shortly after.
Paramedic Inspector Joel de'Zuna said ambulance officers were confronted with a distressing scene.
"NSW Ambulance certainly offers support to all our paramedics. The paramedics involved are being provided with the appropriate services," he said.
A crime scene has been established at the home and Lake Macquarie detectives are continuing their inquiries.
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