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London police shoot man dead after ‘terror-related’ stabbings in Streatham


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

02nd Feb, 2020. 11:35 pm
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London killing

LONDON: An armed officers in Streatham, south London has been shot dead a man in a terrorist-related incident, London’s Metropolitan Police said on Sunday.

According to the sources, Two people were injured in what police described as a “terrorist-related” incident.

Gunshots were heard on Streatham High Road just after 14:00 GMT on Sunday.

Some reports suggest a man entered a shop and started stabbing people. It appears he then left the shop and stabbed a woman, possibly a cyclist.

Witnesses reported hearing three gun shots and a man was seen lying on the floor, as armed police approached.

The London Ambulance Service said it was called to the scene shortly before 2 p.m.
“We are working closely with the other emergency services and are treating a number of patients at the scene,” a spokesperson for the service said.

The Metropolitan police confirmed the man, who was shot at about 2pm, had been pronounced dead and added that the scene had been “fully contained”.

At least three people have been injured, one of whom is believed to be in a serious condition. All three were treated at the scene and then taken to hospital. At this early stage of the investigation the suspect is believed to have been motivated by an Islamist terrorist ideology.

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