Knife-wielding man shot dead by police in north London

A man has been shot dead by police after threatening a woman with a knife at a house in London.

Several shots were fired during the incident at Shepperton Road in Islington at around 1am and the 40-year-old man died 20 minutes later while on route to the hospital, Scotland Yard said.

The woman was not harmed but is being treated for shock.

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Police shoot knife-wielding man dead in north London

Police have shot dead a man who was threatening a woman with a knife at a house in London.

Scotland Yard said "a number of shots were fired during the incident" in Shepperton Road, Islington at around 1am.

The 40-year-old man died 20 minutes later while on route to the hospital.

Police had sent a negotiator to the scene yesterday evening following reports the man had broken into a house.

The woman was unharmed in the incident but is being treated for shock.

A statement from Scotland Yard said: "As in any shooting, officers from the Met's Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) have been informed and this incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)."

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