Streatham terror suspect ‘had silver canisters on his chest’
A man has described how he saw a terror suspect with a machete and silver canisters on his chest being chased apparently by undercover police before he was shot dead in Streatham.
It came after two people were injured in a stabbing in the south London suburb this afternoon, an incident which is being treated as a terror attack.
Gulled Bulhan, a 19-year-old student from Streatham, said he witnessed the shooting on the high road in front of a shop.
Mr Bulhan: "I was crossing the road when I saw a man with a machete and silver canisters on his chest being chased by what I assume was an undercover police officer – as they were in civilian clothing.
"The man was then shot. I think I heard three gun shots but I can't quite remember.
"After that I ran into the library to get to safety. From the library I saw a load of ambulances and armed police officers arrive on the scene."
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Mr Bulhan said people began running into nearby stores after the incident.
"We were all informed to stay in buildings by armed police, until we were evacuated," he said.