Facing the risk of being blown up by a suicide vest, a police officer kneels by Sudesh Amman’s body moments after the terrorist was shot dead.
These pictures, taken by a witness after Amman stabbed two people in Streatham, South West London, capture the tense moments after he was killed by armed police.
As officers stand behind shields yards away, their brave colleague determines the suicide vest is a fake.
The body then lay in the street for some time as police investigated the attack.
Amman, 20, was shot dead after stabbing two people on Sunday afternoon, while a third person was injured by glass sent into the air by police gunfire. All survived.
It has emerged that Amman was freed from prison where he was serving time for a terror conviction just days before.
The government has since moved to toughen sentencing laws for terrorists, including those already inside, but the move could be met by legal challenges.
A woman attacked by Streatham terrorist Sudesh Amman has today revealed she escaped harm because he tried to stab her with a knife still in its plastic packaging.
The woman, 36, originally from the Dominican Republic, told the BBC the incident was "horrific" and "like a movie".
It comes as Amman's father Faraz Khan said he did not realise his son had been radicalised in prison and "never thought he would go this far".
The woman, referred to as Rosa although it is not her real name, said she was in a shop in Streatham High Road when Amman pushed her and tried to knife her.
She told the BBC: "He came in and took a knife and he looked like he was leaving the shop. The owner thought he was going to stop by the cashier to pay.
"But... he pushed me, he tried to open and remove the plastic packaging from the knife, but he didn't manage.
"He pushed and he stabbed me but the knife was still covered with plastic."
Rosa described the incident as "spending 15-20 minutes in hell" and said she has not been able to sleep since.
Amman had been staying at a nearby bail hostel, while under 24-hour police surveillance.
It is thought that police monitoring intensified in the days before the attack as his behaviour grew more concerning.
While in Belmarsh high-security prison, Amman reportedly told a fellow inmate that he wanted to murder an MP and copy the killing of Jo Cox.
Meanwhile, one of Amman's victims has been named in reports as teacher Monika Luftner.
In a statement, St Bede's Catholic Infant & Nursery School in Lambeth said a member of staff was making a "good recovery after experiencing a shocking attack".
About 50 terrorists are released from prison each year, according to officials, and the figure is expected to be similar in 2020 unless rules change.
Home Office data shows 41 convicted terrorists were released from jail in the year to June, as well as 12 suspects who had been held in custody but not sentenced.