A London police officer has died after being shot at a police station.
Metropolitan Police say an officer has died in hospital after being shot at in the Croydon Custody Center in south London this morning.
The 23-year-old, who was detained at the scene, was admitted to hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The critical condition continues.
Police said no guns were fired at the scene.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has expressed his condolences on the death.
My deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the police officer who was killed in Croydon last night.
We owe a great deal to those who risk their lives to keep us safe.
– Boris Johnson (or Boris Johnson) September 25, 2020
In a statement, Scotland Yard said: “On Friday, September 25, at about 0215, an officer was shot and killed by a detainee at the Croydon Custody Center in Windmill Lane.
Officers and paramedics treated him on the spot and the London Ambulance Service rushed him to the hospital. He died at the hospital.
“We are in the process of informing the families of all the officers and supporting them with specialist officers.
The 23-year-old was taken into custody by officers at the scene. He was hospitalized with gunshot wounds. The critical condition continues.
Police have not released any firearms in the incident.
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