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UK News London Bridge: Knife attacker shot dead and several people injured in terror attack

19:00  29 november  2019
19:00  29 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

London Bridge: Police treat stabbing spree as terror-related after multiple people injured

  London Bridge: Police treat stabbing spree as terror-related after multiple people injured A man has been shot by police near London Bridge in an incident which is being responded to "as though it is terror-related", the Metropolitan Police said. © Provided by The Scotsman Footage on social media appeared to show armed officers surround a person on the ground before discharging a weapon, while a bystander appears to remove a large knife from the scene.

POLICE have shot dead a terrorist wearing a fake suicide vest after at least 12 people were injured in a terror attack at London Bridge today.

UPDATE: London Bridge stabbing a terrorist attack , suspect shot dead at scene – counter- terror chief. Please stay away from # LondonBridge ! I just saw a man with a knife being shot in the head by London Bridge train station was shut down due to the incident and the nearby Borough Market

a street filled with lots of traffic: Met Police on London Bridge in the centre of the capital © Twitter Met Police on London Bridge in the centre of the capital

Police have declared a knife rampage in London as a terror incident and confirmed that the suspect was shot dead by armed officers on London Bridge.

Several people were stabbed by the knifeman before he was grappled to the ground and disarmed by members of the public.

Footage on social media appeared to show one man being pulled away by armed officers before the suspect is shot at point-blank range.

Another bystander could be seen carrying a large knife from the scene.

a group of people walking down a street: Members of the public grapple the attacker to the ground and subdue him before armed police move in © PA Members of the public grapple the attacker to the ground and subdue him before armed police move in A hero bystander takes the knife away after members of the public grappled with the attacker © PA A hero bystander takes the knife away after members of the public grappled with the attacker

Eye-witnesses said the suspect appeared to be wearing a suicide vest but Neil Basu, the head of UK counter-terrorism policing, said the vest was a fake.

London Bridge terror attack: what we know

  London Bridge terror attack: what we know Police confirm suspect was shot and killed in terror attackDespite reports suggesting that the attacker was wearing explosives, Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Neil Basu said the device was believed to be a hoax.

The London Bridge terrorist who stabbed two people to death in a horrific knife rampage yesterday sent a Usman Khan, shot dead , lies on the ground as a police photographer records the scene at The area where the attack took place is still cordoned off, with a blue forensic tent and several

Two people were killed and three others injured in attack near London Bridge on Friday. Police shot three Islamist terrorists dead and they were found to be wearing fake suicide vests. The shooting of Khan will now be investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

He said police were called at around 2pm on Friday to a stabbing "at a premises near London Bridge".

Borough Market, at the opposite end of the bridge to where the suspect was shot, was cordoned off in the wake of the incident.

Armed police pull a me,ber of the public off the attacker before shooting the knifeman © Twitter Armed police pull a me,ber of the public off the attacker before shooting the knifeman

The bridge and the market were the scene of a terror attack in 2017 in which eight victims were killed along with the three terrorists.

After being shot, the suspect in Friday's attack raised his arms towards his head before lying still.

Mr Basu told reporters: "A male suspect was shot by specialist armed officers from City of London police and I can confirm that this suspect died at the scene."

a glass door of a building: Police on the scene at London Bridge where there have been reports of gunfire © @joebxggs /SWNS.COM Police on the scene at London Bridge where there have been reports of gunfire

Mr Basu said the attack had been declared a terrorist incident but the force was retaining an open mind to the motive.

Knife attacker in fake suicide vest killed by police on London Bridge

  Knife attacker in fake suicide vest killed by police on London Bridge Praise for members of the public who tackled the man before he was shot at point-blank range. Another bystander could be seen carrying a large knife from the scene.The members of the public who intervened have been widely praised, with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan hailing their “breathtaking heroism” and Prime Minister Boris Johnson their “extraordinary bravery”.Eye-witnesses said the suspect appeared to be wearing a suicide vest but Neil Basu, the head of UK counter-terrorism policing, said the vest was a fake.

London Bridge attacker Usman Khan, 28, was convicted in 2012 for terrorism offencesCredit: PA Moment man shot by police after several people injured in London Bridge knife attack as hero Three terrorists killed eight people and injured 48 as they sped over London Bridge in a van before

Police say three people injured and situation ‘fully contained’ after incident in south LondonStreatham attack : latest updatesWhat we know so far. A similar vest was worn by attackers during the London Bridge attack in 2017 and the later London Bridge attack in November 2019.

He added: "Due to the nature of the incident we responded as though this was terrorist-related.

"I am now in a position to declare it is a terrorist incident.

"Officers from the Met counter terrorism command are now leading this investigation."

Scotland Yard said a number of people were stabbed but did not give any details. It is believed at least four people were injured.

The London Ambulance Service declared it a major incident and one picture on social media appeared to show a body covered with a blanket.

After speaking to reporters, Mr Basu said he was going to Downing Street to brief the Prime Minister.

a police officer standing next to a car: Police at the scene of an incident on London Bridge in central London © PA Police at the scene of an incident on London Bridge in central London

London Bridge victims died after being stabbed in chest, inquest hears .
The two victims of the London Bridge terror attack died after being stabbed in the chest, an inquest has heard. University of Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt, 25, and 23-year-old Saskia Jones were killed by convicted terrorist Usman Khan during his deadly rampage last Friday. © PA Jack Merritt was a coordinator at a prisoner rehabilitation conference Mr Hall was working as a co-ordinator at a prisoner rehabilitation conference at Fishmongers' Hall where Khan launched his attack, while Ms Jones was a volunteer at the event.

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