As a result of the attack, two people were killed, three more were injured. Usman Khan, 28, who was released from prison a year ago, is a suspect in the attack. Seven years ago, he was convicted of involvement in terrorist activities.
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Police officers have identified a man who is suspected of assaulting people in London with a knife. It turned out to be a 28-year-old resident of Staffordshire, who had previously been convicted of crimes related to terrorism. This was reported by the press service of the London police.
вЂњNow we can confirm the identity of the suspect, 28-year-old Usman Khan, born in 1991, who lived in Staffordshire. Employees conduct searches at his place of residence, вЂќthe report said.
The police said that in 2012 he was convicted of crimes related to terrorism. In December 2018, Khan was released from prison. вЂњThe key question of the investigation is to establish the fact of how he came to commit this attack,вЂќ Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said.
According to Sky News, Usman Khan received eight years in prison in 2012 for participating in the activities of a terrorist group that planned to attack the London Stock Exchange, and also intended to build a terrorist training camp in Pakistan. After leaving the prison, according to the TV channel, Khan wore an electronic bracelet so that law enforcement agencies had the opportunity to track his movements.
A man with a knife attacked passers-by on the afternoon of November 29 near the London Bridge and injured several people. The suspect was shot dead by police, he died on the spot. A fake suicide belt was found on his body, and the police classified the attack as a terrorist attack. Later it became known that two of the five victims of the attack died.