The suspect of the London Bridge incident has been identified as 28-year-old Usman Khan. He stabbed two people to deathnear the bridge on Friday. The incident happened in Fishmonger’s Hall at 2 p.m.
Who was Usman Khan?
Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said that Usman Khan was earlier convicted for terrorist offences in 2012 but later released with an ankle monitor. He had been living in Staffordshire area after his release in 2018. Basu further said that the police weren’t looking for anyone else for the deadly London Bridge attack.
Usman Khan stabbed two people and injured at least three people in the incident. But he was soon caught but it was found that he had a fake bomb strapped to him. The police had to shot him dead in order to prevent further casualties.
What was the reaction of British PM Boris Johnson on the incident?
Boris Johnson advocated appropriate prison sentences for criminals while speaking at meeting of the government’s emergency response committee Cobra. He further said that it was a mistake to release serious and violent criminals from prison early. The government should get out of the habit of providing quick relief to criminals and enforce appropriate sentences for dangerous criminals. The British PM Boris Johnson was replying queries in a pool interview.
In the last-minute update by the government authorities, the police were searching a property believed to be linked with Usman Khan, the suspect of the incident.