Man Shot Dead By Police After Number Of People Stabbed In 'Terrorist-Related Incident'
The Met Police have confirmed a man has been shot dead by armed officers in Streatham, following an incident this afternoon that has now been described as 'terrorist-related'.
We can confirm that the man shot by police at around 2pm today in #Streatham High Road has been pronounced dead- Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) February 2, 2020
Tweeting an update about potential victims, the Met Police said: "We believe there are two injured victims. We await updates on their conditions.
"The scene has been fully contained. We will issue more information as we have it."
#INCIDENT A man has been shot by armed officers in #Streatham. 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. Please follow @metpoliceuk for updates
- Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) February 2, 2020
Police said a number of people are believed to have been stabbed during the incident earlier this afternoon.
According to the BBC, witnesses on social media said they heard three gunshots fired just after 2pm on Sunday.
Others shared images showing ambulances and police cars on Streatham High Road, while others said they could hear helicopters circling overhead.
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One person tweeted: "Something major happening in Streatham High Road. Armed police and roads closed off."
Another said: "Way too close for comfort today - just minutes away from the attack. Streets around gridlocked and helicopters still above."
Lambeth Borough Police also confirmed that officers were dealing with an incident in Streatham, saying they would share more information when they have it.
Officers are dealing with an incident in #Streatham
More updates to come, we will share information as we have it.
- Lambeth MPS (@LambethMPS) February 2, 2020
The London Ambulance Service said it had 'a number of resources attending an incident in Streatham High Road'.
The Met Police have asked people to avoid the area as emergency services continue to deal with the incident.
More to follow.
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