London stabbing: Police shoot man after 'terrorist-related' incident in Streatham

Yolanda Curtis
February 3, 2020

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Video from the scene appeared to show three undercover police officers in an unmarked vehicle making a quick stop just after the attack. In one a man can be seen lying on the ground of a shopping street and at least two police officers are pointing their guns from behind an unmarked vehicle with its blue lights flashing.

Another video shows helicopters overhead and police cars in the surrounding streets.

Streatham High Road remains closed with cordons in place, police said.

One victim is fighting for their life in hospital while the other two have been discharged with minor injuries.

Counter-terrorist police and MI5 have around 3,000 so called "subjects of interest" at any one time but a much smaller number are under round-the-clock surveillance because it takes a huge team of specialist officers to watch a suspect covertly. "We await updates on their conditions", they said.

"The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related", the London Metropolitan police wrote on Twitter Sunday.

"I heard two people got stabbed and apparently one man was shouting Allahu Akbar but people thought he was just a insane man, so he got away".

Police later said the man had died as a witness spoke of seeing a man in Streatham "with a machete and silver canisters on his chest".

The forced urged people to avoid the area while the emergency services dealt with the incident.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Home Secretary Priti Patel and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said their thoughts were with the injured.

Witnesses reported hearing two gunshots just after 2 p.m.

A man, identified as 20-year-old Sudesh Amman, stole a knife from a store and began stabbing members of the public. It appears he then left the shop and stabbed a woman.

At that point it seems the alarm was raised and the police arrived, firing three shots and killing the alleged terrorist.

They included forcing unsafe terrorists who receive extended determinate sentences to serve the whole time behind bars, and scrapping early release from jail for those classed as risky and handed extended determinate sentences.

When officers examined his computers and phone, they found he had downloaded material about making explosives and carrying out terrorist attacks, according to police.

Britain downgraded the country's terrorism threat level from "severe" to "substantial" - warning a terrorist attack is "likely" rather than "highly likely - in early November, its lowest rating in more than five years".

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