Man goes on terror stabbing attack in London

The suspect stabbed three victims inside a store and on the street, with police opening fire chasing after him.
1:43 | 02/03/20

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And news about a terror stabbing attack in London. At least three people wounded. The suspect armed with a machete. Stabbing victims inside of a store and in the street. Police officers chasing after him, opening fire. Authorities revealing the suspect had been under surveillance. Here's Maggie Rulli in London. Reporter: Terror in broad daylight. Armed officers shooting and killing this suspect on a London street. A fake suicide vest can be seen strapped to his body. The man was under police surveillance. The suspect had been recently released from prison where he had been serving a sentence for islamist related terrorism offenses. Reporter: Authorities able to quickly take him down, putting an end to his violent stabbing spree in the middle of the afternoon. Just a few hours ago, police came rushing to this downtown area. This is where those multiple stabbings occurred. It is a busy area filled with shops and restaurants. Now it has been completely shut down. Two people stabbed and another injured in the crossfire by shattered glass. Authorities quickly calling it a terrorist attack, believed to be tied to islamic extremism. You can kind of, like, distance yourself when it's further from home. But when it's actually on a street that you walk down every single day, it's frightening. Reporter: This is the fourth terrorist attack in London since 2017 involving a stabbing. The others, all at iconic tourist destinations. Tom, this is not the first time here in London that someone who was recently released from prison has committed a terror attack. Today, the prime minister said they've taken steps to increase prison time.

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