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UPDATEDWestminster in lockdown after man is shot dead by Armed Police

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A man has been shot dead by Police in Central London on Sunday evening

It’s understood that armed officers shot the man just after 11.30pm.
Police officers were on patrol at around 11.25pm  on Sunday, 8 March when they noticed a man who they believed to be acting suspiciously.
Westminster In Lockdown After Man Is Shot By Dead By Armed Police
 A major Police cordon has see the closure of   the A400 Northumberland Avenue (WC2N) (All Directions) between Victoria Embankment and Charles 1st Roundabout.
Westminster In Lockdown After Man Is Shot By Dead By Armed Police
A spokesman for the Met said : Police officers were on patrol at around 11.25pm  on Sunday, 8 March when they noticed a man who they believed to be acting suspiciously.

Officers challenged the man who produced two knives.

Westminster In Lockdown After Man Is Shot By Dead By Armed Police

Armed officers responded. TASER and a police firearm were discharged during the incident.

London Ambulance Service attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene at Great Scotland Yard short time later.

No police officers or members of the public were injured during the incident.

Enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing.

The incident is not being not being treated as terrorism.

Road closures remain in place around the area.

The Directorate of Professional Standards and the IOPC has been informed.