A knife-wielding man is fighting for his life after he was shot by police after stabbing an officer.
Officers were called reports a domestic disturbance in Hackney last night (Tues) where they found a 28-year-old man armed with knives making threats to kill.
A specialist team was called in but after one officer was stabbed, police shot the man.
He was rushed to hospital and remains there in a life-threatening condition.
The incident has prompted a independent police investigation.
A spokesman for the Met Police said: “Police were called at 9.43pm on Tuesday, March 19 to Knights Close, Hackney, following reports of a domestic disturbance at a residential address.
“A 28-year-old man was reported to be armed with knives and making threats to kill.
“Specialist firearms officers attended the scene.
“One officer sustained a stab injury. Firearms officers were deployed and a male was shot by police.
“He was conveyed to an east London hospital, where he currently remains. At this time, his condition has been assessed as life-threatening.
“The officer’s injury is not believed to be life-threatening. He has not been hospitalised. There are no other reported injuries.
“The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed.
“The Independent Office for Police Conduct are aware and have launched an independent investigation.”