Early this morning, London police shot and killed a man who was threatening a woman with a knife—the first fatal police shooting in the city since 2011. The 40-year-old man, apparently known to his victim, reportedly broke into her home sometime around 11 p.m. Police sent a negotiator to the scene, but at 1 a.m., police fired the fatal shots. From the Guardian:
A female neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: “I heard lots of shots – three or four. Like a bonfire. I’ve never heard anything like it before. It was really scary.
“There were a lot of police with guns. It was very scary.”
Quaint! The most recent police-involved shooting in New York City was ... let's see ... Thursday.
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