British police shot dead a man who tied a fake bomb to his body and horrendously stabbed a number of people in what they said was a “terrorist incident” in the London Bridge area of the capital. Two members of the public have died after a stabbing attack at London Bridge, in which police also shot dead the suspect. The Met Police has declared the attack a terrorist incident.
“A male suspect was shot by specialist armed officers from the City of London police and I can confirm that this suspect died at the scene. A number of other people received injuries during this incident,” Basu said. “We believe a device that was strapped to the body of the suspect was a hoax explosive device.” A man wearing ‘hoax explosive’ shot dead in London Bridge attack
A video posted on Twitter showed a group of about half a dozen men wrestling with someone on the ground on the sidewalk of the bridge. One of them backs away from the scene carrying a knife.
As he looks towards the melee, an armed police officer drags another person away from the man on the floor.
Soon after, what sounds like two gunshots ring out, and the man on the ground stops moving. Reuters could not immediately verify the footage