Man, 28, in life-threatening condition after being shot by armed police in Hackney

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
A 28-year-old man was shot by armed police in east London on Tuesday night (PXHere/stock photo)

A 28-year-old man is in a life-threatening condition after he was shot by armed police responding to a “domestic incident” in east London.

Armed officers rushed to a residential address in Hackney on Tuesday night following reports of a suspect “armed with knives and making threats to kill”.

An officer suffered a “slash injury” during the incident and was taken to hospital.

The police watchdog has launched an investigation into the shooting.

The Metropolitan Police said they were alerted to a “domestic incident” at a property in Knights Close in Hackney (Google)

The Metropolitan Police said they were first alerted to the incident at a property in Knights Close at 9.43pm.

The force said: ”A 28-year-old man was reported to be armed with knives and making threats to kill.

“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.”

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A Met spokesman said on Wednesday morning that the man “remains in a life-threatening condition”.

The officer’s injury was not believed to be life-threatening and there were no other reported injuries.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct is aware of the incident and has launched its own investigation, Scotland Yard said.

The force’s standards body has also been informed.

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