In the Palermos suburb of Palermino, a man armed with a knife was shot dead by police.

According to the Italian news agency ANSA, the man was shot after police tried to stop him from entering his apartment.

Police sources said the man ran from the scene after police fired a shot.

The incident happened around 10:30 pm (06:30 GMT) in the area of the town of Girolamo, which is located in Palermino region.

Police later said that the man had been arrested.