London, March 9, 2020 (hornnews24) – A man has been shot dead by police in Westminster, central London, after brandishing two knives at officers.
The incident is not being treated as terror related as the man did not shout Allaahu Akbar, the Met Police said.
Police sources said that the officers were patrolling the area when they noticed the man “acting suspiciously”.
When challenged, the man produced two knives, police said. The police opened fire on the man killing him on the spot.
No officers or members of the public were injured during the incident. The man only showed the knives but did not attack the police. It is believed that the police acted quickly and shot the victim without making sure whether he was a dangerous attacker or a man simply carrying two knives.
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