SUNDAY 2 P.M. UPDATE:
Officials say three people were stabbed and taken to a hospital. One of the victims is reportedly in critical condition.
Police shot a man dead in south London Sunday afternoon, in what they are calling a “terrorist-related incident.”
According to London’s Metropolitan Police, “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.”
They do not believe there were other suspects.
The London Ambulance Service says it was called to the scene shortly before 2 p.m.
My statement on today's incident in #Streatham: pic.twitter.com/sDsJlVcyNq
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“We are working closely with the other emergency services and are treating a number of patients at the scene,” a spokesperson for the ambulance service told reporters.
The incident occurred on Streatham High Road, which is a busy shopping street. Police have advised people to stay away from that area.
Two months ago, police shot and killed a man on London Bridge in central London, after he killed two people and injured three others.
This is a developing story.