A man has been shot dead by armed officers in Streatham, south London, in a terrorist-related incident, London’s Metropolitan Police said on Sunday.
#UPDATE London’s Metropolitan Police: We can confirm that the man shot by police today in Streatham High Road has been pronounced dead.
Frantic witnesses heard gunshots and saw the man lying on the pavement on Streatham High Street.
Emma Taylor, 31, from Streatham Hill, told the Sun Online:
“I was walking up the high street after going for brunch with some friends and we saw a woman screaming outside a small hardware shop next to Iceland.
“As we approached her she was in serious distress and she shouted ‘he’s just grabbed a knife from my shop and stabbed a lady’”.
“She stopped us from going any further and that’s when we saw the woman, just five metres in front us, being attended to by paramedics.
London’s Ambulance Service said it had “a number of resources” attending the incident on Streatham High Road in the largely residential neighbourhood.
Some footages posted to social media purporting to capture some of the incidents showed armed police officers surrounding a man lying on the ground on Streatham High Road.
They then abruptly moved away, urging onlookers to move back, as other emergency vehicles arrived at the scene.
A Sky reporter tweeted sources told him the attack was ‘Islamist’ related