Streatham attack: police shoot man dead after 'terror related' stabbing


A man has been shot by armed police after several people were stabbed in a terror attack in south London. The attacker is thought to have been wearing a fake suicide vest.

He said the society had warned in December that Amman was due for release within the next two months and should not be let out of prison.

A police officer at a cordon on Streatham High Road, south London, after a man is shot dead by police following reports of a stabbing.

It is understood that Sudesh Amman, who was jailed for possessing and distributing terrorist documents in December 2018, had been freed in the past six weeks. "The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related", police wrote in a statement on Sunday.

A Western security source said the incident was related to Islamist militancy. Usman Khan, 28, was identified as the suspect in that case.

"The man was then shot".

"After that I ran into the library to get to safety". In one, filmed from inside a shop across the road, a man can be seen lying on the street while at least two armed police officers point their guns from behind an unmarked vehicle with its blue lights flashing.

It was not immediately clear what condition the man and those stabbed were in.

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A third person suffered minor injuries, apparently from flying glass.

She is believed to have been wounded by flying glass. He thanked emergency services for their response.

"My thoughts are with the injured and all those affected", he added. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was aware of the situation and had contact with the Metropolitan Police and local representatives.

Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party and councillor for the St Leonard's ward on Lambeth Council, told the PA news agency: "There's absolute shock and disbelief from residents that are around".

He told AFP the area was "a very safe community with wonderful diversity".

Also Sunday, police in Belgium shot a woman who stabbed and wounded passersby in the city of Ghent, but prosecutors said there was no suspicion of terrorism or a link to what happened in London.

British police do not routinely carry firearms but armed units can make the decision themselves to use lethal force.