Man Killed in Machete Attack on London Street; Terror Attack Suspected

Man Killed in Machete Attack on London Street; Terror Attack Suspected

May 22, 2013 Updated May 22, 2013 at 1:53 PM EST

A shocking scene on a London street on Wednesday.

One man was killed in a machete attack authorities are calling a suspected terror incident and his alleged attackers were shot by police, according to BBC News.

According to the BBC report:

The government is reported to be treating the assault as a suspected terrorist incident and the prime minister said it was "truly shocking".

Footage has emerged showing a man wielding a bloodied meat cleaver and making political statements.

(Local police) said the dead man was a soldier at Woolwich barracks but this has not been confirmed.

More media coverage

The Guardian: Man killed in deadly terror attack in London street

The Telegraph: 'Soldier beheaded' in Woolwich machete attack

USA Today: One dead after machete-wielding attack on London streets


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