'London Bridge stabbing terror incident'; one suspect shot dead

Updated: Nov 30, 2019, 08:18 IST | Agencies | London

Britain's counter-terror officials will probe the case now that the incident has been declared as terror related.

People are evacuated from London Bridge following a stabbing incident in which a number of people were injured. Pic/AP
People are evacuated from London Bridge following a stabbing incident in which a number of people were injured. Pic/AP

London: The stabbing at London Bridge on Friday has been declared a terrorist incident as Scotland Yard confirmed that one male suspect wearing a hoax bomb vest had been shot dead at the scene.

Scotland Yard's Head of Counter Terrorism Policing Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said that a "number" of people had been injured. "At approximately 2pm today, police were called to a stabbing at a premises near London Bridge. A male suspect was shot by specialist armed officers from City of London police and I can confirm that this suspect died at the scene," Basu said.

"Due to reports that the suspect might have had an explosive device specialist officers attended the scene. However, I can confirm at this time we believe a device that was strapped to the body of the suspect is a hoax explosive device," he said. Britain's counter-terror officials will probe the case now that the incident has been declared as terror related.

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