A police spokesman in the Netherlands says officers shot and killed an armed man on a street next to the country's central bank.

Amsterdam police spokesman Ruben Sprong said the suspect was shot when he approached officers with the gun. He says a person passing by was wounded.

Sprong said: "There is no big signal of terror or anything like that" from what happened.

He added: "But of course, everything is unclear. We are still looking into things."

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Photos published by Dutch media showed local police and military police at the scene. Part of the road remained cordoned off while investigations continued.

- AP