A man has been shot by armed officers in Streatham, according London's Metropolitan Police (Photo Credit: Representational Image By PTI)
A man was shot dead by officers of London's Metropolitan Police on Sunday after a 'terrorist-related' incident. According to police, armed Scotland Yard officers in south London shot down the man after several people were stabbed in Streatham area.
"A man has been shot by armed officers in Streatham," the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. "At this stage it is believed a number of people have been stabbed. The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related," it said.
Metropolitan Police later said that the man shot at Streatham High Road was pronounced dead. They also said that there were two injured victims. Emergency services, including paramedics and armed police, responded to gunshots on Streatham High Road. The exact circumstances of the incident remain unconfirmed but some eyewitnesses claim the man had a knife before he was shot.
The police shouted for people to "get back" as they cleared the area of shoppers and bystanders. In November last year, two people were killed after convicted terrorist Usman Khan went on a stabbing frenzy in London Bridge area of the UK capital.