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Woman armed with knife is shot dead by police in Liverpool


BREAKING: A woman armed with a knife is shot by the police in Liverpool when emergency services and the reaction team from the danger area are on site

  • Police in Merseyside said officers were called to report a woman with a knife
  • The officers entered Cairns Street in the Toxteth district at 1.50 am today
  • The resident Mohammad Shopon said he heard a band that "sounded like fireworks".
  • The Merseyside police directed the Independent Office for Police Conduct

A woman armed with a knife was hospitalized after being shot by the police in Liverpool.

Police in Merseyside said officers were called to report reports of a woman wearing a blade on Cairns Street in Toxteth at 1.50 on Thursday.

Mohammad Shopon, who lives nearby, said to the Liverpool Echo: “I was in front of my house and heard like a bang, it sounded like fireworks.

I walked a little further and saw about seven or eight armed police officers on the street.

"I didn't see what happened, but it looks serious. There are many rumors. & # 39;

Police in Merseyside said officers were called to report reports of a woman wearing a blade on Cairns Street in Toxteth at 1.50 on Thursday

Mohammad Shopon, who lives nearby, said to the Liverpool Echo: "I was in front of my house and heard like a bang, it sounded like fireworks."

Mohammad Shopon, who lives nearby, said to the Liverpool Echo: "I was in front of my house and heard like a bang, it sounded like fireworks."

A police spokesman said: "Patrols went to the scene and a woman was shot by the police and injured her upper body. The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment.

& # 39; An investigation is ongoing and the area is currently cordoned off. The incident was forwarded to the Independent Police Behavior Office. "

An ambulance spokesman added: “We were called to an incident on this street at 2:00 p.m.

& # 39; We took part with a resource from our hazard team, a responsive vehicle, an ambulance, an advanced medic, and a tactical commander.

"We took a patient to the hospital, but I'm afraid it's a police incident, so I can't give any further details."

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