Well, Britain sure has a mess on its hands. Looks like they released a known terrorist and gave him an electronic ankle tag to wear. Authorities must have been hopeful when they saw the terrorist attending a conference on "prisoner rehabilitation" at Cambridge University, only the terrorist reportedly threatened to blow up the building. Anyway, they let him run around London where he stabbed five people on the London Bridge on Friday, two of the victims have died from their injuries.
According to The Independent, the terrorist suspect was recently released from prison, serving time on other terror-related charges.
(Via The Independent)
He has not yet been named.
The attacker was a convicted terrorist with previous links to al-Muhajiroun, the group led by Anjem Choudry and dubbed Britain’s “most proli?c and dangerous extremist group”, The Independent understands.
Al-Muhajiroun was regenerating after a number of supporters were released from prison, this website reported in February.
The Times reported the attacker was attending a Cambridge University conference on prisoner rehabilitation being held at Fishmongers’ Hall and had threatened to blow up the building.
During the attack on Friday, a bystander was able to grab the knife away from the attacker, and the terror suspect was shot by police and died on the scene. Metropolitan Police say the suspect was wearing a fake device that resembled a suicide vest.
BREAKING:— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 29, 2019
The London terrorist who killed two this morning had been released from prison on terror charges before
This is Sadiq Khan’s London—completely dangerous & unsafe
Maybe he should spend more time worrying about his city and less about President Trump
"We believe a device that was strapped to the body of the suspect is a hoax explosive device."— Sky News (@SkyNews) November 29, 2019
Met Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu gives a statement on the incident at London Bridge.
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I’m hearing reports of a subject armed with a knife stabbing people on London Bridge.— FoxtrotCop Esq. ???? (@Foxtrot_Cop) November 29, 2019
Armed police are reported to have neutralised the attacker.
If you’re in London, avoid the area.#LondonBridge pic.twitter.com/76AyYWQ389
Police evacuated London Bridge and cordoned off nearby streets.
In 2017, the London Bridge was the scene of another deadly terrorist attack. A van was driven into a crowd of pedestrians and ISIS-inspired terrorists ran into a nearby market and began stabbing people. Eight people were killed and 48 others injured, including four unarmed police officers.