Police shoot man after 'public safety incident' in Yorkshire town

A 31-year-old man has been shot and injured by police in Hull in England.

Police shoot man after 'public safety incident' in Yorkshire town

A 31-year-old man has been shot and injured by police in Hull in England.

Humberside Police said the incident happened in the East Yorkshire town after armed officers were sent to the Holderness Road area of Hull on Tuesday morning "following reports of concerns for the safety of the public in relation to a man" near a post office.

Twitter claims that the man was wielding a double-headed axe have not been confirmed.

A force spokesman said: "The man, who cannot be named, is now receiving medical attention.

"An investigation is underway and the incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which is standard practice in such incidents.

"We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident at this time."

The area around Charles Street, near Hull city centre, was cordoned off this morning and there was a large police presence.

Fire officers could be seen erecting large screens in a car park in Francis Street and there appeared to be a red and white screen in place outside a building.

Office workers stood outside the building watching as police stood guard at the cordons.

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