Police in London fatally shot a man Sunday after multiple people were stabbed in a “terrorist-related” incident, Metropolitan Police said.
The attack took place in Streatham, a town in the London suburbs.
“At this stage it is believed a number of people have been stabbed,” police said on Twitter. “The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related.”
Minutes later, police tweeted that there were two injured victims.
Witnesses on social media said they heard three gunshots fired just after 2 p.m. local time, the BBC reported. At least some of the victims were being treated by physicians at the scene, the BBC said.
Gulled Bulhan, 19, told Metro News he saw a man with a machete running from someone Bulhan believed was an undercover police officer.
“The man was then shot,” he said. “I think I heard three gunshots, but I can’t quite remember.”
He said he ran into a library as several ambulances and armed police officers arrived on the scene. Other onlookers ran into stores and other buildings for cover.
“We were all informed to stay in buildings by armed police, until we were evacuated,” he said.