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Friday, 5 September 2014

Police shoot knife-wielding man dead

in a house in IslingtonA number of shots were fired at the man by police on Shepperton Road
Police have shot dead a man who was threatening a woman with a knife at a house in north London.

Officers were called to Shepperton Road, Islington, shortly after 23:00 BST on Thursday and found a 40-year-old man threatening a woman.
A police negotiator and firearms officers were called. Shortly before 01:00 BST on Friday a number of shots were fired at the man by police.
He was pronounced dead en route to hospital, Scotland Yard said.
The woman was unharmed but is being treated for shock.
It is believed the man and woman were known to each other, the Met Police said.
The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “As in any shooting, officers from the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed and this incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).”
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