Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2019
The suspect, who has been identified as Usman Khan, 28, from Staffordshire – was shot dead by police soon after he stabbed a number of people in central London.
As per cops, Usman was earlier convicted for terrorist offences in 2012. Later he was released from prison in December 2018 on the licence. Now cops are trying to find out how he came to carry out this attack.
Cops found a device strapped to the body of the suspect, which was later discovered as a hoax device.
The attack has been declared a terrorist incident.
It has also been revealed that Usman was part of the Stock Exchange plot in 2012, a planned scheme for a Christmas bomb attack on the London Stock Exchange, the American embassy and the home of Boris Johnson, the then Mayor of London.
Police says that the 28-year-old suspect was residing in the Staffordshire area, a search operation was carried out in Staffordshire.
As of now, the investigation into the London Bridge attack continues at a pace.
The cops say that they are in the early stages of the investigation and that they are not actively seeking anyone else in relation to the attack.
Three people who got injured in the attack are still under treatment in a hospital.
Extensive cordons are supposed to be in place for some time. The public has been asked to continue to avoid the area for some time.
Police patrols have been upgraded in the city and across London.
The Metropolitan Police has appreciated people the members of the public who helped, either by showing extraordinary courage or by coming forward to tackle this attacker or by following the instructions issued by officers at the scene and in the area.