One man is dead after being shot by police at a motel in northeast Calgary.

Police say just before 3 p.m. MT, officers responded to a call from staff at the Super 8 motel in the 3000 block of Barlow Trail N.E. for reports of a man behaving strangely.

When officers approached the motel room, a lock on the door prevented police from entering but they were able to see the man was agitated and in medical distress.

Police say say they took action to enter the room in order to provide the man with assistance but once inside, were confronted with a high-risk situation.

Police say they tried unsuccessfully to subdue the man and the situation escalated to the point where an officer discharged his firearm.

Police officers were uninjured and the man died at the scene.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is leading the investigation.

ASIRT investigates incidents involving serious injury or death that may be attributed by the actions of a police officer.