Man shot by police after officer slashed

A man is in hospital after being shot by Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officers in East London.

Mar 20, 2019
By Website Editor

His condition is not yet known.

An officer sustained a non-life threatening slash injury during the incident.

The officer was responding to a report of a domestic disturbance in Knights Close, Hackney at 9.43pm on Tuesday (March 19).

The MPS said a 28-year-old man was reported to be armed with knives and making threats to kill.

Specialist firearms officers also attended the scene.

“One officer sustained a slash injury. Firearms officers were deployed and a male was shot by police,” a spokesperson said.

“He has been conveyed to an east London hospital; we await an assessment of his condition.

“The officer’s injury is not believed to be life-threatening. There are no other reported injuries.”

The MPS’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and the Independent Office for Police Conduct has launched an independent investigation.

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