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London Attack Suspect Appears in Court

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A police van carrying Michael Adebowale leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, May 30, 2013.

A police van carrying Michael Adebowale leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, May 30, 2013.

The man accused of killing a British soldier in a suspected terrorist attack has arrived at a London courthouse.

A police van whisked Michael Adebowale, 22, into a courthouse garage Thursday before a throng of cameras.

Police charged him with the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby. A second man under arrest in last week's deadly stabbing is recovering from a gunshot wound in the hospital.

The two men told bystanders they were acting in retaliation against British forces killing Muslims.

Rigby, a Afghan war veteran, was 25. A makeshift memorial in his honor continues to grow near the attack site, outside a military base in the Woolwich area of London.

Police are continuing their investigation into the attack.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.

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