Terror attack repeated in London once again Friday and within days of threat review in the city that reduced the level.
The suspect stabbed people near to the London Bridge and killed two, leaving several others injured. British police identifies him as 28-year-old Usman Khan. He was shot dead by the police.
According to Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, Usman Khan was earlier in 2012 convicted for terrorism offenses. After his release from jail in 2018 he lived in the Staffordshire area. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the call of time is to enforce prison sentences for criminals.
Boris Johnson added, “I have long argued that it is a mistake to allow serious and violent criminal to come out of prison early, and it is very important that we get out of that habit.”
Police said Usman Khan had a fake bomb strapped on his body during the attack. The rampage happened at around 2 pm at Fishmonger’s Hall on the north side of the iconic London Bridge.
Assistant commissioner and website of the organizer, University of Cambridge’s Institute of Criminology, revealed the Usman Khan was attending an event in the historic building.
Mobile video footage by a bystander shows the suspect being wrestled to ground by bystanders within a short while after police was called to the event hall.
It is believed the attack happened inside the event hall and proceeded onto the London Bridge.
According to a tour guide Tom Gray, the suspect had two knives and one was duct taped to his hand.