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Man accused of killing British soldier in London appears in court; can't stand due to injuries

  • A police van believed to be transporting 22-year-old Michael Adebowale, a suspect in the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby, arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in central London, Thursday, May 30, 2013. Two men attacked and killed the off-duty soldier in broad daylight, in southeast London's Woolwich area on Wednesday, May 22. They were shot by police and arrested on suspicion of murder. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    A police van believed to be transporting 22-year-old Michael Adebowale, a suspect in the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby, arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in central London, Thursday, May 30, 2013. Two men attacked and killed the off-duty soldier in broad daylight, in southeast London's Woolwich area on Wednesday, May 22. They were shot by police and arrested on suspicion of murder. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • British police officers secure the back entrance of Westminster Magistrates Court in central London, as they wait for a police van carrying 22-year-old Michael Adebowale, a suspect in the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby, Thursday, May 30, 2013. Two men attacked and killed the off-duty soldier in broad daylight, in southeast London's Woolwich area, Wednesday, May 22. They were shot by police and arrested on suspicion of murder. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    British police officers secure the back entrance of Westminster Magistrates Court in central London, as they wait for a police van carrying 22-year-old Michael Adebowale, a suspect in the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby, Thursday, May 30, 2013. Two men attacked and killed the off-duty soldier in broad daylight, in southeast London's Woolwich area, Wednesday, May 22. They were shot by police and arrested on suspicion of murder. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police van believed to be transporting 22-year-old Michael Adebowale, a suspect in the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby, arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in central London, Thursday, May 30, 2013. Two men attacked and killed the off-duty soldier in broad daylight, in southeast London's Woolwich area on Wednesday, May 22. They were shot by police and arrested on suspicion of murder. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    A police van believed to be transporting 22-year-old Michael Adebowale, a suspect in the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby, arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in central London, Thursday, May 30, 2013. Two men attacked and killed the off-duty soldier in broad daylight, in southeast London's Woolwich area on Wednesday, May 22. They were shot by police and arrested on suspicion of murder. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)  (The Associated Press)

A man accused of killing a British soldier in London appeared in court to confirm his name, address and date of birth.

Michael Adebowale, 22, was handcuffed during the brief appearance Wednesday. He was allowed to sit down while giving information because he is still recovering from being shot by police.

He is one of two men suspected of attacking Lee Rigby. The other, 28-year-old Michael Adebolajo, remains hospitalized and has not been charged.

The daylight attack on Rigby by two men wielding knives and meat cleavers has raised tensions in Britain. It is being seen as a possible terror attack by Muslim extremists.

Security was extremely tight for Adebowale's first court appearance.

He is scheduled to be back in court Monday for another hearing and remains in custody.