3 police officers were injured in the attack which involved a man with a 4ft sword.
Mohiussunnath Choudhury, 26, of Luton, was charged under the Terrorism Act 2006 for “engaging in conduct in preparation for giving effect to his intention to commit an act or acts of terrorism.”
He will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later on Thursday.
Commander Dean Haydon, the head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said searches have been carried out in the Luton area since the incident.
“We believe the man was acting alone and we are not looking for other suspects at this stage,” he said.
“While we cannot speculate on what the man was intending to do – this will be determined during the course of the investigation – it is only right that we investigate this as a terrorist incident at this time.
The Met has been given more time to question the 26-year-old and the warrant for his further detention will expire on 1 September.
The UK governments attitude to terrorism is poor.
We have ore than 3,000 people on the terror watch list and somehow over 200 ISIS fighters in London alone out of the 400 who have returned to the UK.
Europe has seen a wave of terror attacks this year, many of which follow a similar theme of lone wolfs and using vehicles or blades to attack their victims.
What do you think western governments should be doing to stop terrorism or, more importantly, stop Islamic extremism which accounts to the vast majority of terror attacks in the UK and Europe.
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