A man was reportedly killed in an attack with a knife and a meat cleaver in London's Woolwich neighbourhood on Wednesday.
In a statement, London's Metropolitan police commander Simon Letchford said that police have shot two men who had attacked the victim in Woolwich's John Wilson Street. The Telegraph reports that local MP Nick Raynsford said that he believed the victim was a soldier returning to his barracks, while several witnesses described the attack as a "beheading."
According to Bloomberg, two men are in police custody.
The Guardian reports that British Prime Minister David Cameron called the incident "truly shocking." Cameron asked Britain's home secretary to chair a meeting of Cobra, the government's emergency committee.