Woman dies after being tasered by NSW Police during arrest

A woman has died after being tasered by NSW police during a stand-off when she allegedly threatened them with an axe.
Officers were called to a Newcastle unit just after 12.30pm on Thursday following reports a woman was threatening people with the weapon.
The 47-year-old allegedly threatened officers when they arrived, before barricading herself inside a unit.
Specialist tactical officers were called to assist with negotiations before police were able to enter the property several hours later about 9.45pm.
Police used a Taser while attempting to arrest the woman.
She was taken to John Hunter Hospital, where she later died.
A crime scene has been established and the Homicide Squad will investigate.

This is a developing story and this article will be updated.

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