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Police shoot man dead in Westminster

Police shoot man dead in Westminster

Police have shot a man dead in central London. The Metropolitan Police said that the man had been killed after officers stopped him in Westminster late on Sunday night. The force said it was not treating the incident, which took place in a road off Whitehall, as terrorism. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing

Police have shot a man dead in central London.

The Metropolitan Police said that the man had been killed after officers stopped him in Westminster late on Sunday night.

The force said it was not treating the incident, which took place in a road off Whitehall, as terrorism.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct has been informed.

Officers said they came across the man in Great Scotland Yard, near Trafalgar Square.

The Met said in a statement: “Police officers were on patrol at around 11:25pm on Sunday, 8 March when they noticed a man who they believed to be acting suspiciously.


“Officers challenged the man who produced two knives. Armed officers responded. Taser and a police firearm were discharged during the incident.

“London Ambulance Service attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene at Great Scotland Yard short time later.

“No police officers or members of the public were injured during the incident. Enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing. The incident is not being not being treated as terrorism.”

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