Police shoot London killer dead, call stabbings a terrorist attack
LONDON (Reuters) – British police shot dead a man wearing a fake suicide vest who stabbed two people to death in London and wounded three more before being wrestled to the ground by bystanders, in what the authorities called a terrorist attack.
The attacker went on the rampage just before 2 p.m. (1400 GMT), targeting people at Fishmongers’ Hall near London Bridge in the heart of the city’s financial district.
British police named the man as 28-year-old Usman Khan, who had been convicted of terrorism offences and was released from prison last year.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said sentences should be served.