London, UK – Multiple people were stabbed in London on Sunday before police intervened in what Metropolitan police are calling a terrorist-related incident.
BBC reported that several people were stabbed on Streatham High Road on Feb. 2 before officers shot the armed suspect.
Witnesses reported hearing three gunshots when police intervened.
Videos filmed by bystanders showed officers running from the area and taking cover after they neutralized the suspect because he was wearing what appeared to be an explosive vest.
“#INCIDENT 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. Please follow @metpoliceuk for updates,” the Metropolitan police tweeted.
There is no official information about the number of people who were wounded.
“We have a number of resources attending an incident in Streatham High Road,” the London Ambulance Service told The Guardian.
A 19-year-old student who saw the incident occur said that people took down the suspect in front of him.
“I was crossing the road when I saw a man with a machete and silver canisters on his chest being chased by what I assume was an undercover police officer – as they were in civilian clothing,” Gulled Bulhan told The Guardian. “The man was then shot. I think I heard three gun shots but I can’t quite remember.”
Police announced on Twitter that the suspect had died.
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