Man Shot By Cops, 2 Stabbed In’terror-related incident’: London Police
LONDON: British police on Sunday said they had shot a man in Streatham, in south London, after several people were stabbed in a suspected “terrorist-related” incident.
“A man has been shot by armed officers in #Streatham,” London’s Metropolitan Police said on Twitter.”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.”It was not immediately clear what condition the man and those stabbed were in.
London’s Ambulance Service said it had “a number of resources” attending the incident on Streatham High Road in the largely residential neighbourhood.
Unverified footage posted to social media purporting to capture some of the incident showed armed police officers surrounding a man lying on the ground on Streatham High Road.
They then abruptly moved away, urging onlookers to move back, as other emergency vehicles arrived at the scene.Britain has seen a spate of terrorist attacks in recent years. In the most recent incident on November 29, 2019, convicted terrorist Usman Khan killed two people before being shot dead by police on London Bridge.
Meanwhile, London’s Metropolitan Police said on Sunday (February 2) that a man has been shot by armed officers in Streatham, south London, CNN reported. The police added that they are treated this as a ‘terror-related incident’.
“A man has been shot by armed officers in Streatham. 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,” London’s Metropolitan Police said on Twitter.
Some reports said that the shooting occurred at around 2.30 pm local time after the man went on a stabbing spree in a large crowd. The area has been placed on a lockdown and the officers have urged people to “get back for their safety.”