A man has been shot by police responding to reports of a suspect “armed with knives and making threats to kill” in east London.
An officer was slashed during the incident in Hackney on Tuesday night, the Metropolitan Police said.
Specialist firearms officers were deployed after police were called to a domestic disturbance involving a 28-year-old man at a residential address in Knights Close at 9.43pm.
“[He] was reported to be armed with knives and making threats to kill,” the force said.
“Specialist firearms officers attended the scene. One officer sustained a slash injury.
“Firearms officers were deployed and a male was shot by police. 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 and there were no other reported injuries.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct was aware of the incident and had launched its own investigation, Scotland Yard said. The force’s standards body has also been informed.