Police in London shot and killed a man on Sunday afternoon after he stabbed two people, authorities said.
The man, wearing a fake bomb, stabbed the victims outside of a pharmacy in the south London neighborhood of Streatham; they are both expected to survive. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi said police are “confident” the suspect is 20-year-old Sudesh Amman, who was “recently released from prison where he had been serving a sentence for Islamist-related terrorism offenses.” Amman was found guilty of publishing graphic terrorist videos online. D’Orsi said Amman was being tailed by police officers as part of a “proactive counterterrorism operation.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday his government will introduce new measures to make a “fundamental” change to the way people convicted of terrorism offenses are dealt with in prison and upon their release, The Associated Press reports. London Mayor Sadiq Kahn vowed to fight back against terrorists who “seek to divide us and to destroy our way of life. Here in London we will never let them succeed.”