World London Bridge terrorist's associate snared in post-attack UK crackdown
British police shoot dead man at London Bridge - Sky
British police said on Friday that a man appeared to have been shot in an incident at London Bridge in the heart of the British capital.The BBC said two shots had been fired. Videos and photographs on Twitter showed several police cars and buses on the bridge and a truck straddling several lanes.
An Islamist ex-con and one-time associate of the terrorist who carried out Friday's deadlyattack was reportedly back in custody Monday as part of the United Kingdom's crackdown on scores of extremists given early release from prison.
Nazam Hussain, 34, was arrested in Stoke-on-Trent as part of theof terrorists permitted to leave prison early, Sky News reported Monday.
The station says Hussain, following a search of his home, was being held on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts. A West Midlands Police spokesman toldthough that Hussain was not connected with any "immediate risk to public safety" and his arrest was unrelated to Friday’s stabbings.
Knife-wielding assailant at London Bridge fatally shot by police in ‘terrorist incident’
Police said a number of people were injured in the stabbing attack, and news media reported that two victims died. Witnesses said members of the public fought with the suspect, who was wearing a “suicide vest” that turned out to be fake.Two people died as a result of the attack, apart from the assailant, British media reported. They were identified initially only as members of the public.
Hussain, who was convicted of terrorist offenses in 2012, was released early from prison alongside London Bridge attacker Usman Khan last December.
Both men were close friends while growing up in Stoke-on-Trent and had plotted to bomb the London Stock Exchange and other targets in 2010, according to. They also were planning to travel to a Pakistan-controlled part of the Kashmir region in 2011 to establish a terrorist training camp for Islamic extremists, the outlet added.
Khan was shot and killed Friday after stabbing two people to death on London Bridge and injuring three others.
Following the attack, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Khan’s early release a “mistake.”
"I opposed [automatic release] both in 2003 and 2008, and now that I am prime minister I'm going to take steps to make sure that people are not released early when they commit... serious sexual, violent or terrorist offenses," he told the BBC. "I absolutely deplore that fact that this man was out on the streets... and we are going to take action against it."
Fox News’ David Aaro contributed to this report.
London Attack Spurs Heroism and Questions About a Prisoner’s Release .
LONDON — It was midafternoon when Mike Finnerty, who sells cheese at his Borough Market shop just south of London Bridge, realized that something was wrong. An unusual flow of people had suddenly gathered in front of his stall, he said, and they seemed “alarmed.” What he did not know was that a man dressed in black and armed with knives had gone on a murderous rampage in a grand meeting venue called Fishmongers’ Hall on the opposite side of the bridge, just north of the Thames River. But Mr. Finnerty sensed the danger on Friday, he would later tell the BBC and write on Twitter.