London Police Shoot Man in ‘Terrorism-Related Incident’

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Streatham shooting. Police at the scene in Streatham High Road, south London after a man was shot by armed officers, with police declaring the incident as terrorist-related. Picture date: Sunday February 2, 2020. See PA story POLICE Streatham. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA Wire URN:50037144 (Press Association via AP Images)

Source: News Max World, February 2, 2020

Police shot dead a man in south London on Sunday after several people were believed to have been stabbed in what police described as a terrorism-related incident.

“A man has been shot by armed officers in Streatham (south London). At this stage it is believed a number of people have been stabbed. The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related,” the police said on Twitter.

Sky News cited security sources as saying the incident was related to Islamist militancy.

Armed police cordoned off the area, on the main shopping street in Streatham, a busy residential district south of the River Thames. Police said people should avoid the area.

Several videos of the scene were posted on Twitter, but not verified by Reuters. 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 car with its blue lights flashing.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Twitter: “Thank you to all emergency services responding to the incident in Streatham, which the police have now declared as terrorism-related.”

The last such incident in London was in November, when police shot dead a man wearing a fake suicide vest who stabbed two people to death and wounded three more before being wrestled to the ground by bystanders. Authorities called that a terrorist attack.

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