A man was shot and killed by police officers in a “terrorist-related” incident in southern London, Metropolitan Police announced on February 2.
In a short press release, the police said that a number of people was stabbed during the incident, which took place in Streatham.
“The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related,” the press release reads.
Several videos of the incident were shared on social media. The videos show armed officers in civilian clothes shooting the suspect, who was armed with a knife and was reportedly carrying a fake suicide vest.
The Metropolitan Police said that the incident may be related to terrorism. Knife attacks are known to be a common development in the modern London. The British capital became infamous for stabbings in the last few years.
Last month, the Office for National Statistics said that 15,080 knife attacks were recorded in London during the 12 months to the end of September 2019.