Police shoot man dead after London stabbing attack

Police shot dead a man in south London on Sunday (February 2) after two people were stabbed in what police described as a terrorism-related incident.

Some witnesses said the man had been armed with a machete.

Police said two people had been wounded in the attack in Streatham, which is a busy residential district south of the River Thames.

Armed police cordoned off the area and said people should avoid the area.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanked the emergency responders on Twitter.

While the city's mayor, Sadiq Khan said in a statement after the incident that quote,

"Terrorists seek to divide us and to destroy our way of life - here in London we will never let them succeed."