LONDON — London police say three people were wounded during a “terrorism-related” stabbing attack and one victim's injuries are life-threatening.
Officers shot and killed a suspect in the Sunday afternoon attack in the Streatham neighborhood of south London.
Officials say they think the attack on a commercial street had ties to Islamic extremism. They said two people were stabbed and one received injuries from flying glass.
After witnesses reported seeing the suspect wearing what looked like a suicide vest, London police said the man was wearing a “hoax" explosive device when officers shot and killed him.
Metropolitan Police Service said the incident was "fully contained."
The violence there marked a departure from recent attacks in the British capital that took place near high-profile landmarks in central London.
The BBC said that witnesses reported hearing two gunshots just after 2 p.m. on Sunday.
One told Sky News he saw undercover police officers chasing a man down the neighborhood's main commercial street and yelling at him to stop.