A TERRORIST wearing a fake suicide vest was shot dead by police marksmen as he ran down Streatham High Street stabbing terrified Sunday shoppers.
Source: Streatham shooting: Police kill ‘suicide bomber’ with three shots in London high street
The terrorist was named as 20-year-old Sudesh Amman, from Harrow, who was convicted of terrorism offences in 2018. Sources at Whitehall also said he was recently released from prison. Scotland Yard earlier confirmed at least three people were injured in the attack and have been taken to hospital. They include one person who is in a life-threatening condition. The Metropolitan Police tweeted: “Three people are known to have been injured in the Streatham attack earlier. One person is at hospital in a life-threatening condition. We are in the process of informing their family.
“A second victim was treated for minor injuries at the scene before being taken to hospital.
“A third victim has been taken to hospital – their condition is not life-threatening.”
The man shot by police was under active surveillance by anti-terror police, according to Sky News.
Families fled in horror as the machete-wielding attacker stabbed two passers-by before police moved in and shot him dead in Streatham High Road outside a Boots chemist.
They have now declared the scene as being fully contained.
The Met wrote on Twitter earlier: “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.”
Photos appear to show the man wearing what appears to be a suicide vest, but police have confirmed the device strapped to his chest was a hoax.
The attack sparked a mass police operation involving a dozen police vehicles, armoured officers and helicopters.
A eye-witness described seeing a man with a machete and silver canisters being chased before he was shot dead.
Gulled Bulhan, 19, said: “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.
“The man was then shot. I think I heard three gun shots but I can’t quite remember.
“After that I ran into the library to get to safety. From the library I saw a load of ambulances and armed police officers arrive on the scene.”
The area is now on a lockdown as officers on the ground are telling people to “get back for their safety.
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