Man shot dead by police at home near Brisbane

Neve Brissenden |

A man has been shot dead by police at a house north of Brisbane.

Officers were searching the home in Burpengary East on Saturday afternoon when the 29-year-old man allegedly threatened them and was fatally shot, police said in a statement.

Paramedics were called to the scene about 5.25pm but the man was declared dead at the scene.

A crime scene has been established and investigations are continuing.

The Queensland ethical standards command is also investigating the shooting.