Dutch police shot dead an armed man on a street next to the Dutch central bank in Amsterdam on Wednesday, according to media reports citing police officials.

The police saw a man walking down the street with a gun before a firefight ensued, according to media reports citing eyewitnesses. The man was killed and a bystander was also injured, reports say.

Police sealed off the area around the bank and so far have not released the identity of the dead man.

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