Shocked witnesses have shared their horror after being caught up in the terror attack in south London this afternoon.
Scotland Yard confirmed at least three people were injured in the attack on High Road in Streatham at around 2pm and have been taken to hospital.
Armed police shot dead the attacker, who appeared to have been wearing a fake suicide vest, after he stabbed three people.
Now, witnesses at the scene have revealed how they saw the shocking rampage unfold.
A woman reacts near to the scene where the knife rampage took place in Streatham, south London this afternoon
The woman and other shocked locals shortly after the terrifying incident took place today
Nardos Mulugeta, 52, a mechanical engineer who lives in Streatham, said he heard gunshots before seeing one victim lying in the street.
He said: 'I heard a shot and then there was a 20-second gap. Then there were three or four shots together.
'I went over and I saw the first victim, a male victim on the ground, near the White Lion Pub, and people were helping him.
'Then five minutes later a woman came over and said I've been stabbed too in the back. And then people starting helping her.
'I saw one body laying down further away. He was face-down between Argos and Iceland. It's really scary.'
David Chawner, who looked after one victim, said: 'I was going to the cinema. I saw what I thought was just a shop lifting.
'I saw someone run down the street, bump into someone and then they fell to the ground, got up again, and then somebody shouted and then I heard what I thought was a car backfiring.
Officers raced to the scene outside a supermarket on High Road in Streatham at around 2pm today following reports of gunfire
Scotland Yard declared the broad daylight carnage as a terror-related incident around an hour after first reports from the scene
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'I didn't assume it was a gunshot until I saw what later turned out to be two officers pointing guns at an assailant on the road. It was only then that I saw someone on the other side of the road was down and I went over to him and unfortunately the poor bloke was not lucid.sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker