Man armed with crossbow is shot dead by London police


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Oct 9, 2004
A man has been shot dead by police in London after reports he was armed with a crossbow and trying to force his way inside a home.

The capital's Metropolitan Police said armed officers were called to the house in Surrey Quays, Southwark, just before 05:00 on 30th January.

Fatal police shootings are very rare in the United Kingdom - there was just 1 in 2023.

British police officers don't generally carry firearms but all have firearms units that are called out to deal with terrorists and the very rare incident of a criminal using a firearm.

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