New Delhi: A man was shot dead by armed officers after he went on a rampage stabbing several people with a knife in the high-street Streatham area of London. The police have declared the attack as terrorist-related and an investigation is underway.

The incident took place at around 2:30 PM local time outside Boots chemist. According to several media reports, two people have been severely injured, including a female cyclist who was stabbed in the back.

“A man has been shot by armed officers in Streatham. At this stage, it is believed a number of people have been stabbed. The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related,” the London Metropolitan Police stated.

In a subsequent statement, the Metropolitan police said, “We can confirm that the man shot by police today in Streatham High Road has been pronounced dead.”

Several videos were shared on Twitter showing a man lying flat on the ground on the popular shopping street in south London while heavily armed police officers were pointing their guns from behind an unmarked vehicle. Officers have asked locals to steer clear of the area.