UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — A student, who was not far from the site of the attack considered “terrorist” in London, revealed several details of this event, according to the Associated Press agency.
Man, who injured several people in London on Sunday February 2 before being shot by police, was armed with a machete and carried two metal cans, said 19-year-old student Gulled Bulhan, quoted by the Associated Press agency.
“I was crossing the street and saw a man carrying a machete and metal cans. He was allegedly being chased by a plainclothes policeman,” said Gulled Bulhan.
Then the man with the machete was killed, according to the young man.
“I think I heard three shots, I can’t say more exactly,” he noted.
The student hid in a library from where he observed ambulances arriving on the scene and armed police officers.
Knife attack in London
London police previously announced that a stranger with a knife attacked several people on a shopping street in Streatham, south London, around 2 p.m. local time.
Three people, a man and two women, were injured, said police who first spoke of two injured. The man is in serious condition, specifies the police.
Three people are known to have been injured in the #Streatham attack earlier this afternoon.
One person is at hospital in a life-threatening condition. We are in the process of informing their family.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) February 2, 2020
The assailant was shot dead by the police, who were massively deployed in the neighborhood. Streatham High Road was cordoned off by police.
The attack is “linked to terrorism,” according to Scotland Yard.
The perpetrator was an Islamist and was “underactive police surveillance,” reported Sky News, which did not specify the name of the attacker.
The attack comes just over two months after a man with a mock explosive belt was killed by police on London Bridge after stabbing two people to death and injuring three others.
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