‘Terror attack’ in south London: Armed police shoot man after ‘a number of people are stabbed’

Armed police have shot a man after a number of people were stabbed in the middle of a busy high street in broad daylight.

Officers are currently on the scene outside a supermarket on High Road in Streatham, south London

It is thought that a number of people have been stabbed in what is currently being treated by police as a terrorist-related incident.

The suspect has since been shot by armed officers. 

Officers are currently on the scene outside a supermarket in Streatham, south London

Officers are currently on the scene outside a supermarket in Streatham, south London

Officers are currently on the scene outside a supermarket in Streatham, south London

Police were filmed standing behind an unmarked police car and pointing their guns towards a suspect who appeared to be lying on the pavement outside the Boots store on the high street

Police were filmed standing behind an unmarked police car and pointing their guns towards a suspect who appeared to be lying on the pavement outside the Boots store on the high street

Police were filmed standing behind an unmarked police car and pointing their guns towards a suspect who appeared to be lying on the pavement outside the Boots store on the high street

Metropolitan Police issued a statement that said: ‘A man has been shot by armed officers in #Streatham.

‘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.’

Police were filmed standing behind an unmarked police car and pointing their guns towards a suspect who appeared to be lying on the pavement outside the Boots store on the high street.   

It is thought that a number of people have been stabbed in what is currently being treated by police as a terrorist-related incident

It is thought that a number of people have been stabbed in what is currently being treated by police as a terrorist-related incident

It is thought that a number of people have been stabbed in what is currently being treated by police as a terrorist-related incident

The suspect has since been shot by armed officers

The suspect has since been shot by armed officers

The suspect has since been shot by armed officers

Rector Anna Norman-Walker, who works at St Leonard’s Church in Streatham, said: ‘Situated in the #Streatham Rectory with police tape both sides of us… prayers for our wonderful police who are doing such a remarkable job in a frightening situation.’ 

Dozens of emergency vehicles are currently lining the area as well as reports of an air ambulance and police helicopter circling above.

Part of the road is now closed and buses are being diverted.  

Lambeth Borough Police have also tweeted about the incident.  

Dozens of emergency vehicles are currently lining the area as well as reports of an air ambulance and police helicopter circling above

Dozens of emergency vehicles are currently lining the area as well as reports of an air ambulance and police helicopter circling above

Dozens of emergency vehicles are currently lining the area as well as reports of an air ambulance and police helicopter circling above

Members of the public have been commenting on social media.

One user wrote: ‘What the hell is going on in Streatham?!? Helicopters circling above and sirens outside. Twitter saying a man has been shot dead. ‘It’s a Sunday afternoon and families are everywhere. Very scary.’

Another added: ‘Be careful out today I’m London, just seen about two dozen armed police, a man shot and a two stab victims receiving urgent medical care.

‘I don’t know but I think like I heard 3 gun shot in Streatham.’

A third man said: ‘Something major happening in Streatham High Road. Armed police and roads closed off.’ 

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