Police shoot a man in London stabbing, incident described as terrorism

LONDON: shot a man in the south London on Sunday after it was believed that several people had been stabbed in what the police described as an incident related to terrorism.

"A man has been shot by armed officers in Streatham (south London ). 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," the police said on .

Police said people should avoid the area.

The last such incident in London was in November, when police shot dead a man wearing a fake suicide vest who stabbed two people to death and wounded three more before being wrestled to the ground by bystanders. called that a terrorist attack.