Victorian man allegedly armed with knife dies after being pepper sprayed by police


‘Knife-wielding’ man dies after being pepper sprayed by cops as the homicide squad is called in to investigate his bizarre death

  • Man allegedly armed with knife dies after being pepper sprayed by police  
  • The 35-year-old confronted police at a home in Robinvale, Victoria on Sunday   
  • The man was wanted for a number of alleged assaults and making threats  
  • He was pepper sprayed and taken into custody before becoming unresponsive
  • Medical assistance was called and CPR performed, but he could not be revived
  • Detectives from Victoria Police’s homicide squad will investigate the death

A Victorian man allegedly armed with a knife has died after being pepper sprayed by police.

Police say they attended a home at Robinvale in the state’s northwest, near the NSW border, about 5.30pm on Sunday.

They were called to the property over reports a man was there who was wanted by police for a number of assaults and making threats.

A Victorian man allegedly armed with a knife has died after being pepper sprayed by police (Stock image)

Police say they attended a home at Robinvale (pictured) in the state's northwest, near the NSW border, about 5.30pm on Sunday (Stock image)

Police say they attended a home at Robinvale (pictured) in the state’s northwest, near the NSW border, about 5.30pm on Sunday (Stock image)

When officers entered the backyard of the home, they were allegedly confronted by a 35-year-old man who was armed with a knife.

He was pepper sprayed by police and taken into custody before becoming unresponsive.

He was pepper sprayed (pictured) by police and taken into custody before becoming unresponsive (Stock image)

He was pepper sprayed (pictured) by police and taken into custody before becoming unresponsive (Stock image)

Police called for medical assistance and performed CPR, but he could not be revived.

Detectives from Victoria Police’s homicide squad will investigate the death, with oversight from the professional standards command.

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