/Man shot dead by police in London after terrorist-related stabbing incident – NBCNews.com

Man shot dead by police in London after terrorist-related stabbing incident – NBCNews.com

LONDON — A man was shot dead by armed officers in a “terrorist related incident” in south London on Sunday, police said.

It was “believed a number of people have been stabbed,” the British capital’s Metropolitan Police said in statement

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It added that the incident was thought to be “terrorist-related.”

The force later tweeted that it believed that there were “two injured victims,” but it said the scene on Streatham High Road, a working class neighborhood around 7 miles south of central London, had been “fully contained.”

The London Ambulance Service said in a separate statement that paramedics were “treating a number of patients at the scene.”

Thanking the emergency services Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “My thoughts are with the injured and all those affected.”

London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan also thanked “police, security and emergency services for their swift and courageous response,” to the incident, in a statement.

“They truly are the best of us,” he said. “Terrorists seek to divide and destroy our way of life — here in London were will never let them succeed.”

This is a developing story, more to follow.