Man shot dead by police in terrorist-related incident

A man shot by police in what has been declared a terrorist-related incident in south London has died, Scotland Yard said.

The Metropolitan Police said the shooting occurred at around 2pm on Streatham High Road on Sunday.

The force believes there are also "two injured victims" from the incident and are awaiting updates on their condition.

In an earlier tweet, the Met said: "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."

Gulled Bulhan, a 19-year-old student from Streatham, claimed to have witnessed the shooting on Streatham High Road in front of a Boots store.

He told the PA news agency: "I was crossing the road when I saw a man with a machete and silver canisters on his chest being chased by what I assume was an undercover police officer – as they were in civilian clothing.

"The man was then shot. I think I heard three gun shots but I can't quite remember.

"After that I ran into the library to get to safety.

The scene on Streatham High Road

"From the library I saw a load of ambulances and armed police officers arrive on the scene."

Mr Bulhan said people began running into nearby stores after the incident.

"We were all informed to stay in buildings by armed police, until we were evacuated," he said.

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