The Woolwich attack ocurred in Woolwich, London in the United Kingdom on 22 May 2013. A British soldier, Lee Rigby, was attacked and killed by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale. They were of Nigerian descent, raised as Christians, but had converted to Islam. Rigby was off duty when he was attacked by first being ran down with a car and then stabbed and hacked to death. He was nearly beheaded.