LONDON – A man has died after being shot by police during an operation in north England, West Yorkshire Police said on Tuesday.
Police said the incident, which is not terrorism-related, occurred during a “pre-planned policing operation” near the M62 motorway in Huddersfield at around 6 p.m. on Monday.
On Tuesday, the man was named as 27-year-old Mohammed Yassar Yaqub by Sky News and local media.
West Yorkshire Police said in a statement that the operation related to “information received about criminal possession of a firearm,” as a result of which vehicles were stopped at two separate locations. Five arrests have been made in connection with the operation.
There were no further details and the death has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission to investigate which is routine in any police shooting incident. Fatal shootings involving police in Britain are rare, with four fatalities in 2016.