Hackney shooting: Man shot as police officer stabbed

Knights CloseImage source, @999London
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Armed officers attended a home in Knights Close, Lower Clapton, on Tuesday evening

A man "armed with knives and making threats to kill" was shot by police after stabbing an officer.

The 28-year-old is in a life-threatening condition following the shooting, which happened after reports of a "domestic incident" in Hackney, east London, on Tuesday night.

The wounded officer was taken to hospital with injuries not thought to be serious.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct is investigating.

The Met said they were called to Knights Close in Lower Clapton at 21:43 GMT.

On Wednesday, a spokesman said the man remains in a life-threatening condition in an east London hospital.

Image source, @999London
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An officer was stabbed during the incident in east London

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