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Man ‘threatening people with crossbow’ shot dead by police

A man has died after being shot by officers in southeast London, the Metropolitan Police has said.

It was reported that the man, believed to be in his 30s, was armed with weapons including a crossbow and was threatening to harm residents inside an address in Southwark in London, according to the police.

The force said: “Local officers attended and attempted to speak to the man but, after being threatened, armed officers were called and quickly attended the scene.

“The man had got inside the property, and a police firearm was discharged.

“Officers and paramedics from the London Ambulance Service immediately provided first aid but sadly the man died at the scene.”

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