A man has been shot dead by armed officers in Streatham, south London, in a terrorist-related incident, London’s Metropolitan Police said on Sunday. It is believed two people were injured in the attack and added it was awaiting updates on their conditions.
“The condition of the people related are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related,” the Metropolitan police said shortly after 3 p.m. Police strongly affirmed and assured the public that it did not believe there were other suspects, and added the scene has been fully contained.
A 24-year-old security officer at Heathrow Gabriel Vigo, who lives in the area, told reporters that he heard a few shots. From the window of his flat, he saw three bodies on the floor.”The road was quickly closed and there was a body next to Boots with something that looked like a device strapped to him,”.
” the device strapped on the body was square-shaped but it looked like it was taped to his shirt.”Another eyewitness, Gulled Bulhan, a 19-year-old student from Streatham, told reporters also that the man had a “machete and silver canisters on his chest.”Bulhan said he saw the man “being chased by what I assume was an undercover police officer — as they were in civilian clothing.”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,”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan affirmed that he was being briefed on the situation at hand and also said he is in touch with the Metropolitan Police and local representatives.