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02 Feb 2020 | 11:43 AM UTC

UK: Two wounded in Streatham stabbing attack February 2 /update 1

Two people wounded in stabbing attack in Streatham, near London, on February 2; assailant shot and killed by police

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Event

Around 14:00 (local time) on Sunday, February 2, police responded to reports of a stabbing in Streatham, south of London. The assailant, who had a device strapped to his chest, was shot and killed after having wounded two people. Streatham High Road remains closed in both directions amid an ongoing investigation. Metropolitan Police have declared the attack a terrorist incident.

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions, such as road closures, are to be expected in the vicinity of the incident.

Advice

Individuals in Streatham are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate a heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions, avoid the area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.