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Man shot dead by police in central London

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Police shot the man dead in Westminster, in the city’s centre and said it not being treated as a terrorist incident.

A man has been shot dead by police in London.

The Metropolitan Police said the man was shot in Westminster, in the city's centre, just before 11.30pm on Sunday (10.30am Monday AEDT).

Police said it is not being treated as a terrorist incident.

Officer said they were patrolling the area when they noticed a man who they believed to be "acting suspiciously".

Whey they confronted him, he drew two knives, and was tasered and shot.

"London Ambulance Service attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene at Great Scotland Yard short time later," police said in a statement.

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

A heavy police presence is visible at the scene and road closures are in place.

Source: 9News

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