A man who lived next to a London apartment raided by police after the deadly car-and-knife terror attack said he believed his neighbor — who recently asked him about renting a van — was one of the suspects and thought he had seen him on television.
Ikenna Chigbo said one of the suspects in the deadly terror attack on London Bridge late Saturday appeared to be wearing the same clothes as his neighbor had been wearing earlier in the day.
"God, I couldn't believe it ... He was wearing the same top yesterday," Chigbo told NBC News' British partner ITV News on Sunday. "He had the same shaved head and beard. I really could not believe it."
Seven people were killed and another 50 were wounded — 21 of them critically, officials said — after a van barreled into pedestrians on London Bridge before three attackers went on a stabbing spree at a nearby market. The three attackers were killed by police, and a member of the public was shot, but did not sustain critical injuries, authorities said.
Police have arrested 12 people in the East London neighborhood of Barking.
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Chigbo, who had recently rented a van to move, said his neighbor had asked him Saturday how he could get hold of a similar vehicle.
“It was quite strange, and he was quite getting inquisitive about the van,” he said.
"He was saying to me, oh, where can I get a van from — just asking me all the details — how much was it, and just like asking where he could get a van basically."