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Man Shot Dead By Police After Number Of People Stabbed In 'Terrorist-Related Incident'

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'.

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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."

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.

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Others shared images showing ambulances and police cars on Streatham High Road, while others said they could hear helicopters circling overhead.

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.

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.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: uk news, News

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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