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Police shoot suspect in London Bridge terror attack

Police shoot suspect in London Bridge terror attack

By Dhanjay Deo
Saturday 30/11/2019
[Photo:BBC]

Police say they shot a man dead after an attack on London Bridge.

They say they are treating the incident as terror-related and that the suspect had a fake explosive device strapped to him.

The suspect, who died at the scene, was believed to have been wearing a fake explosive device.

A BBC reporter at the scene said he had seen a fight on the bridge, with several men restraining one man. Police then arrived quickly and a number of shots were fired at him.

Details are still emerging and Neil Basu, the head of UK counter-terrorism policing, said the force was keeping an open mind over the motive.

Footage has emerged on social media of a man apparently being pinned down by members of the public on the bridge.

Another man in a suit and jacket could be seen running from him, having apparently retrieved a large knife.

The members of the public then disperse and the man appears to be shot by police as he lay on the ground.

Officers continue to carry out extensive searches in the area to ensure there is no further threat to the public.

At the start of this month, the UK threat level was lowered from severe to substantial - reflecting an assessment from the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre that an attack was likely rather than highly likely because of a relative decline in activity.

[Source: BBC/CNN]

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