Police: 1 dead, 2 injured in violent attack in London

A British government official who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the investigation said details had emerged that were indicative of a "terrorist-motivated attack."

Artillery Place road is closed in Woolwich southeast London near the scene where British officials said one person has died and at least two people have been wounded in an attack on Wednesday May 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Ansell/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

LONDON (AP) — A British official says a violent attack near a London barracks is being investigated as a possible terrorist act.

Police said two men attacked another man on Wednesday. One man is dead and two others were injured.

A British government official who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the investigation said details had emerged that were indicative of a "terrorist-motivated attack."

While details were scant, Prime Minister David Cameron called the killing "truly shocking" and said he had asked Home Secretary Theresa May to call an urgent meeting of the government's emergency committee.
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