London Knife Attack Suspect was Jailed for 6 Years in 2012 on Terror Charges: Police
Police identified the man, who was shot dead by officers after the Friday attack, as 28-year-old Usman Khan and was known to authorities and linked to 'Islamist terrorist groups'
Police at the scene of an incident on London Bridge on Friday. (PTI)
London: A man suspected of stabbing two people to death in a terror attack on London Bridge was a former prisoner convicted in 2012 for terrorism offences, police said on Saturday.
Police identified the man, who was shot dead by officers after the Friday attack, as 28-year-old Usman Khan, saying they were not actively seeking any other suspects in relation to the incident.
"This individual was known to authorities, having been convicted in 2012 for terrorism offences. He was released from prison in December 2018 on licence," Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said in a statement.
Khan was known to authorities and linked to "Islamist terrorist groups", a security source told British domestic news agency Press Association.
The attacker, who was believed to be wearing a hoax explosive device, wounded three other people before he was tackled by passers-by and shot dead by police in the heart of the British capital.
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