Streatham shooting – ‘Islamic terrorist’ shot dead by cops on London street after he stabs two in knife rampage
By Ellie Cambridge, The Sun, February 3, 2020:
A MAN has been shot dead by armed cops today after stabbing two people in a knife rampage terror attack on a London high street.
Frantic witnesses heard gunshots and saw the man – who security sources say has “Islamist” links – collapse on the pavement on Streatham High Road.
Kiranjeet Singh, 38, told the Sun Online the suspected terrorist stole a 10inch knife from his brother’s bargain shop before leaving a trail of injured people in his wake.
He stabbed a terrified woman in the back before she ran away screaming in pain, another witness said, before slashing a young man in the chest with a “huge knife”.
Panicked people urged the wounded man to “stay with us” as he lay gravely injured on the ground.
Armed cops raced to take down the knife-wielding man – thought to be wearing some resembling a suicide vest – and shot him three times just after 2pm.
Security sources have said it is being treated as an “Islamist” attack – after tentative cops were seen approaching his body. A Metropolitan Police statement said: “A man has been shot by armed officers in #Streatham. At this stage it is believed a number of people have been stabbed.
“The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related.”Cops shouted for people to “get back” as they cleared the area of shoppers and bystanders immediately after the shooting.
One horrified witness who watched the sickening scenes unfold told the Sun Online: “I was outside having a cigarette near Argos and Iceland when I saw a woman in hysterics running up the street screaming ‘he stabbed me in the back’.
“As that was happening I looked up and saw another commotion and a man run away with a huge knife.
“There was a guy on the floor covered in blood with a huge gash down his side.
“He was in a really bad way and people were circled round him shouting ‘stay with us’. His clothes were soaked in blood.
“Then I heard the gunshots. There was one first. Then a pause for a while and two or three more.
The guy was just running around with a huge knife randomly stabbing people so police had to stop him.
“The police seemed to arrive pretty quickly but I was standing outside for at least 25 minutes before the first ambulance arrived. It was too slow.
“They went straight to the guy on the floor to help him then what looked like specialist police doctors or something came and helped too.”
Following the shocking attack the US Embassy told people to stay away from the Streatham area.
It has been suggested the armed man was known to cops, after dozens of armed police and undercover officers flooded the south London high street minutes after his rampage began.
Streatham MP Bell Ribero-Addy, told Sky News: “The police have been very clear that this was an isolated incident.”
“For them to have responded that quickly they must’ve been aware of something, so that shows that they are doing good work in terms of investigating individuals.”
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