Man shot after slashing police officer

Police were called at 9.43pm on Tuesday, 19 March to Knights Close, Hackney, following reports of a domestic disturbance at a residential address.

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; we await an assessment of his condition.

The officer’s injury is not believed to be life-threatening. There are no other reported injuries.

The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct are aware and have launched an independent investigation.

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