A man has been shot dead by police in South London after stabbing several people on Sunday, British police said in a statement.

“A man has been shot by armed officers in Streatham,” Metropolitan Police said on Twitter.

“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,” said the statement.

“We can confirm that the man shot by police at around 2pm [1400GMT] today in Streatham High Road has been pronounced dead,” a later post by Met said. 

The London Ambulance Service also

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