Man shot dead in London

  • LONDON — A police officer shot and killed a man wearing a fake bomb on London Bridge on Friday, after several people were stabbed in what the police called a terrorist incident, which paralyzed one of the busiest arteries through the city.


    The chaotic clash, in a country where shootings are rare, involved several officers and civilians, and sent scores of people fleeing from the bridge and areas near it on both sides of the River Thames. It also revived memories of recent terrorist attacks in London, including one on the same bridge in 2017 that killed eight people.


    “It has been declared a terrorist incident,” Neil Basu, assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said of the episode on Friday.

    Video posted on social media showed a crowd surrounding a man whom they appeared to be wrestling with and holding to the ground as police officers arrived. One man can be seen carrying a large knife away from the area as at least three police officers respond with their guns drawn.


    The police pulled the other people away from the man on the ground, and then an officer appeared to fire at least one shot, hitting the man and prompting screams from bystanders.

    “Due to reports that the suspect may have had an explosive device, specialist officers also attended the scene,” Mr. Basu said. “However, I can confirm at this time, we believe a device strapped to the body of the suspect is a hoax explosive device.”


    The man died at the scene, he said.


    The Metropolitan Police said that they had initially responded to reports of a stabbing in a premises near London Bridge around 2 p.m. and that one man had been arrested and a number of people were injured.


    Additional videos posted on social media showed police vehicles blocking both sides of the roadway on London Bridge. One witness described seeing the police shoot a man who was wielding a knife .


    As the police cordoned off the area, empty buses and abandoned vehicles remained parked on the bridge. In the nearby Borough Market, a food and drink space that is popular with tourists, visitors were told to shelter in place, before eventually being evacuated.

    Mayor Sadiq Khan of London said in a statement that he was in close contact with the police, and urged those in the city to follow police directions.


    “We must — and we will — stay resolute in our determination to stand strong and united in the face of terror,” he said. “Those who seek to attack us and divide us will never succeed.”


    A statement issued from Buckingham Palace read simply, "Prince Andrew had nothing to do with this incident"

  • ‘If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain.’

    No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot - Mark Twain

    TWAT on 10/14/2019 :

    Lemme say that again... I don't care. If. The accusations against Trump. Are factual. Or not.

  • As improvised weapons go, I guess you can file this under .


    “You don’t see that every day “


    Dozens of people, including University of Cambridge students, inmates and academics, were attending the Learning Together event when a tall, bearded man burst in through the doors of the Grade II listed building wielding two blades.

    An unnamed hero was seen ripping off a 5ft narwhal tusk from the wall and joining the brave group tackling the terrorist to the ground.”


    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/…dge-knifeman-heroes-shot/

  • Mooselamb is such a peaceful religion.

    ‘If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain.’

    No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot - Mark Twain

    TWAT on 10/14/2019 :

    Lemme say that again... I don't care. If. The accusations against Trump. Are factual. Or not.

  • I want to know what the guy in the suit who took the knife from the attacker took out of his pocket and threw to the ground after the police arrived...

    Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder.


    Celebrating those happy times when the penis is an internal organ.

  • one of the good samaritans is a convicted murder that was on a day leave. The family of the disabled girl he murdered is upset that he was allowed out of prison for the day.


    Are prisoners on day leave unsupervised?

    “Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official.”

  • It wouldn't make news because it was a mouseslime that committed the attacks resulting in murder.


    Mouseslimes are on of the protected species of proto-humans.

  • one of the good samaritans is a convicted murder that was on a day leave. The family of the disabled girl he murdered is upset that he was allowed out of prison for the day.


    Are prisoners on day leave unsupervised?

    I saw that too. Like WTF is someone fuckstain that killed a disabled girl doing out on "day leave". I could see if it was a nonviolent offense but WTF?


    Where's Jeros or beet1e when we need a butler's help?

    MNN on 6/18/19

    "chump will assuredly lose 2020 barring an event that cancels the election - he just cant keep his scummy yankee mouth shut"


    MNN on 6/24/19

    Chump is going to tote an ass kicking nov 2020


    MNN on 11/14/19

    fact is it is within a year of the election, the Senate will not allow him to appoint her successor. Nov 2020 he will lose.

  • They were both attending the same seminar for early release prisoners, the hero dude was on day release and in the company of the prison social worker for it. It's not like he was out on his own.

    The jihadi was there as well, but already released I think.

    The social worker was one of the casualties.

    Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder.


    Celebrating those happy times when the penis is an internal organ.

  • I saw that too. Like WTF is someone fuckstain that killed a disabled girl doing out on "day leave". I could see if it was a nonviolent offense but WTF?


    Where's Jeros or beet1e when we need a butler's help?

    Hes was days from release so I guess its to get them used to being back in the world.


    Also he was held in a D prison


    Category D - open prisons


    These prisons have minimal security and allow eligible prisoners to spend most of their day away from the prison on licence to carry out work, education or for other resettlement purposes. Open prisons only house prisoners that have been risk-assessed and deemed suitable for open conditions.