Two people were injured in the attack in South London

Photo: AP/Victoria Jones

the attack in South London injuring two people, reports TASS. The Russian Embassy in the British capital is in touch with the police. Specify whether among the victims of the Russians.

the Agency Press Association, citing eyewitness reports that the man who stabbed people was armed with a sword, and on his breast was tied cans that resembled an explosive device.

“I was crossing the street when he saw a man with a cleaver and with canisters silver color on his chest, which, as I understand it, was being chased by a policeman in civilian clothes. Because a man with a knife was shot, and I ran to the library and took refuge there,” said the witness.

the TV Channel Sky News referring to sources in law enforcement bodies, in turn, said that the attack in London is associated with Islamism.

the Area where it happened remained cordoned off. The surrounding streets to the scene blocked.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed condolences to the victims. He also thanked the emergency services for their prompt reaction to the incident.

Condolences were expressed also by the mayor of London Sadiq Khan. He said that he was in close contact with the police.

Earlier it was reported that the district will Stream the attack occurred. Several people were stabbed. According to police, the assailant shot by police officers.

Previously, users of social networks have published photographs of men shot and killed by police, and video from the event. The footage shows how several police officers with guns come to lying on the ground man, and then run away from him. According to British media reports, it is connected with the fact that the assailant could be an explosive device or hoax.

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