Armed police have shot and killed a man armed with a knife outside a police station in Derby. A huge police presence remains at the scene and the area is closed off.
The incident took place at around 9.55am today in the secure car park of the Ascot Drive police station, on the outskirts of the city, Derbyshire Police confirmed. Authorities said that officers attended the scene and a police firearm was discharged at 10.03am.
The man, whose identity has not yet been released, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after.
Police said that officers gave the injured man first aid until paramedics arrived.
Derbyshire Police has referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).
An eyewitness to the shooting, Mark Baxter, said he heard six gunshots and saw a police officer with a gun standing over a man on the ground.
Mr Baxter said: "There was a series of gunshots. Two sharp blasts, two shots afterwards, a brief delay, and then two more shots. "We came out to the back of Farmfoods and police were already on site. "One of our customers came down and said somebody had been shot in the entrance to the police station and he was on the ground.
"We went out and saw there was someone on the ground with a guy standing over him with a gun, police cars, and they shut the road off."
A spokesperson for Derbyshire Police said: "No officers, staff, or other members of the public were injured during the incident. "A cordon is currently in place and Ascot Drive is currently closed and will remain so for some time while enquiries are ongoing."