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London attacker was convicted terrorist released from prison last year
London – Authorities in London were facing tough questions Saturday as they pieced together events that led to two people being killed in a terror attack near London Bridge on Friday. Three others were injured.
The suspect in the attack was 28-year-old Usman Khan, a convicted terrorist who had been deemed a threat to the public, CBS News' Holly Williams reports. He was jailed in 2012 for plotting to blow up the London Stock Exchange, and was released in 2018, early.
The British media is reporting that Khan agreed to wear an electronic monitor. He was on probation.
Many are asking why he was released from jail early.
"I have long argued that it is a mistake to allow serious and violent criminals to come out of prison early," said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.