Raven Saunt – Mail Online Feb 2, 2020
Armed police have shot dead a suspected terrorist feared to be wearing a suicide vest after at least two people were stabbed during a machete rampage on a busy south London high street – three months after two were killed in London Bridge horror.
Officers raced to the scene outside a supermarket on High Road in Streatham at around 2pm today following reports of gunfire.
Photos from the scene show a lifeless body face down on the pavement with what have been described as ‘silver canisters’ strapped to his chest with a large knife is lying beside him.
In one video, police toting machine guns and masked undercover officers are seen approaching the suspect’s body before rapidly moving away from the area.
Scotland Yard declared the broad daylight carnage as a terror-related incident around an hour after first reports from the scene. The area remains on emergency police shutdown.
The incident comes just three months after the London Bridge attack where Usman Khan was shot dead by armed police after he killed two people and injured three others while wearing a fake suicide vest.
Metropolitan Police issued an initial statement that said: ‘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.’
They have since released an update that read: ‘We believe there are two injured victims.
‘We await updates on their conditions. The scene has been fully contained.’
One officer was filmed telling pedestrians that the suspect was wearing a possible suicide vest before directing them away from the scene.
Just minutes after the attack in London, Belgian police shot a ‘knifeman’ who stabbed two people in Ghent.