Two persons were reportedly killed and a suspect shot dead following a terrorist attack near London Bridge on Friday. According to BBC, two members of the public died after the attack.
Head of Britain’s counter-terrorism policing, Neil Basu told reporters that although the attack was declared as a ‘terrorist incident” the police are keeping an open mind on the possible motive.
The male suspect who was reportedly shot dead on London Bridge was wearing a ‘hoax explosive device,” Basu added.
Reacting, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Basu had briefed him on the attack.
“This is an appalling incident and all my thoughts are with the victims and their families,” Johnson tweeted.
Basu had said that the police were called just before 2 pm (1400 GMT) “to a stabbing at a premises near to London Bridge.
“A male suspect was shot by specialist armed officers from City of London Police and I can confirm that this suspect died at the scene.
“Our heartfelt sympathies go out to those anxiously awaiting news from loved ones.”
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