Police were called to a house on Love Street at Mareeba, in Queensland
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A man has been shot dead by police after allegedly rushing at officers with a knife.

Police were called to a house on Love Street at Mareeba, in Queensland‘s far north, at about 11.30am on Saturday.

They had received reports a man had threatened self-harm.

Police said negotiators spoke with the man who allegedly had a woman with him and refused to let her leave.

The man allegedly advanced on specialist officers while armed with a knife.

Police were called to a house on Love Street at Mareeba, in Queensland's far north, at about 11.30am on Saturday

Police were called to a house on Love Street at Mareeba, in Queensland's far north, at about 11.30am on Saturday

Police were called to a house on Love Street at Mareeba, in Queensland’s far north, at about 11.30am on Saturday

Police then shot the man.

Immediate first aid and CPR was provided but the man died at the scene.

There were tense scenes on the street as angry crowds gathered to question police about the shooting. 

A crime scene was declared as police investigated the incident.

Circumstances surrounding the incident will be investigated by the Ethical Standards Command on behalf of the State Coroner.

The investigation will be subject to oversight by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

A crime scene was declared as police investigated the incident (stock image)

A crime scene was declared as police investigated the incident (stock image)

A crime scene was declared as police investigated the incident (stock image) 

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