February 3, 2020
Just another day in the vibrant paradise that is the United Kingdom of Britain.
It’s part and parcel.
A man with a fake bomb strapped to his body stabbed two people in a “terrorism-related” attack on a London street well removed from the city’s world-famous landmarks Sunday before he was shot to death by police, authorities said.
Three people were treated at the scene and taken to a hospital, London Ambulance said in an updated statement on Sunday. Police said one person is in a life-threatening condition, a second victim was treated for minor injuries, and a third victim’s condition is not life-threatening.
“The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related,” the Met said shortly after 3 p.m. local time (10 a.m. ET).
— Guy Elster (@guyelster) February 2, 2020
Police said it did not believe there were other suspects and added the scene has been fully contained.
Gabriel Vigo, a 24-year-old security officer at Heathrow who lives in the area, told CNN he heard a few shots. From the window of his flat, he saw three bodies.
“The road was quickly closed, too, and there was a body next to Boots with something that looked like a device strapped to him,” he told CNN. “It was square-shaped but it looked like it was taped to his shirt.”
Another eyewitness, Gulled Bulhan, a 19-year-old student from Streatham, told Britain’s Press Association that the man had a “machete and silver canisters on his chest.”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was being briefed on the situation and was in touch with the Metropolitan Police and local representatives. “Terrorists seek to divide us and to destroy our way of life — here in London, we will never let them succeed,” Khan tweeted.
Yes, and the way to prevent them from succeeding?
Just keep getting stabbed.
With getting stabbed.
Anything else would not only be racist, it would also be bigoted.
There is no solution to you getting stabbed on the street other than to keep a stiff upper lip.
Here’s one of the reports from the time the #Streatham attacker Sudesh Amman was jailed. He was described as an Isis supporter who encouraged his girlfriend to behead her own parents. He had declared his own wish to carry out a terror attack. https://t.co/tW0Hawvvsd
— Darshna Soni (@darshnasoni) February 2, 2020
This is the Streatham terrorist Sudesh Amman. He was telling fellow jihadists how to make bombs at home. The judge said he faced “a custodial sentence of some length”.
The article is dated 8 Nov 2018. Yes, 2018. He got out a few days ago.
Yeah, so nothing to worry about here, eh? pic.twitter.com/OIi7QVZT6U
— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) February 2, 2020