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Streatham Attack: Man ‘Shot Dead In The Street’ As Police Declare Terror-Related Incident

LONDON : A man has been shot dead by armed officers in south London in an incident that the police said was terrorism-related. The Metropolitan police said that a number of people had been stabbed in the attack. They later confirmed that two people had been injured in the attack that happened just after 2pm this afternoon.

“The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related,” the Met said in a tweet.

People speculated on Twitter that there had been at least three gunshots.

It remains unclear as to what happened but some eyewitnesses claim man had a knife before he was shot. Police shouted for people to “get back” as they cleared the area of shoppers and bystanders.

One person tweeted: “Be careful out today in London, just seen about two dozen armed police, a man shot and two stab victims receiving urgent medical care.” And another said: “What the hell is going on in Streatham?!? Helicopters circling above and sirens outside. Twitter saying a man has been shot dead. “It’s a Sunday afternoon and families are everywhere. Very scary.”

Police attended the scene

A nurse who saw what happened said: “A man just went into a shop and took a knife and started stabbing people. The shopkeeper tried to get the knife away from him but he got away and stabbed a woman on a bicycle. The knife was really big. I saw three people who were injured – one of them might have been the attacker. “I’m a nurse so I would have been willing to step in.”

The Metropolitan Police has warned people to stay away from the Streatham area

London Ambulance Service said: “We have a number of resources attending an incident in Streatham High Road.”

Metropolitan Police have told people to avoid the area “while the emergency services deal with the incident”.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “A man has been shot dead by armed police in Streatham following an incident that is being treated as terrorism-related. A number of people are believed to have been stabbed.

“I am in close contact with the Met Commissioner and local representatives, and want to thank our police, security and emergency services staff for their swift and courageous response. They truly are the best of us.

“Terrorists seek to divide us and to destroy our way of life – here in London we will never let them succeed.”

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