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Brave Londoners surround, disarm and pin down terrorist risking their own lives to protect others

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Brave members of the public gather around the attacker overpower him and pinned him to the ground disarmed him while armed police moved in and shot dead the suspect.

A member of the public removed the knife from the terror suspect while others pinned down while they awaited the police to arrive at the scene.

This is the brave man who disarmed the terror suspect moments before armed officers shot the suspect.

It is unclear if members of the public knew what danger they could have faced with the suspected terrorist having a hoax explosive device around him.

The Met Police have confirmed that several members of the public have been harmed during what is being described as a stabbing incident and is now believed to have been a terror incident.

The Met Police have released an official statement that confirms that a suspected terror suspect was shot dead by police on London Bridge.

Neil Basum assistant commissioner said “I can confirm that at approximately 2pm today, Friday 29 November, police were called to a stabbing at a premises near to London Bridge.

“Emergency services attended including officers from the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police.

“A male suspect was shot by specialist armed officers from the City of London Police, and I can confirm that this suspect died at the scene.

“A number of other people received injuries during this incident.

“As soon as we can provide further updates on their condition we will, and our heartfelt sympathies go out to everybody who has been involved in this, and is anxiously waiting for information on their loved ones.

He added: “As you would expect due to the nature of the incident, we responded as though this was terrorist-related.

“I am now in a position to confirm that it has been declared a terrorist incident.

“We are working jointly with the City of London Police as we continue to respond.

“Officers from the Met counter-terrorism command are leading this investigation, but I must stress that we retain an open mind as to any motive.

“It would be inappropriate to speculate further at this time.

“Due to reports that the suspect may have had an explosive device, specialist officers also attended the scene.

“Wide cordons are in place to ensure there remains no further danger to the public.

“However, I can confirm at this time, we believe a device that was strapped to the body of the suspect is a hoax explosive device.

“Officers continue to carry out meticulous searches in the area to ensure there is no outstanding threat to the public.

“I would also urge the public to remain vigilant and report any concerns they have to the police.

“Those extensive cordons will remain in place for a considerable time, and I would ask the public please, continue to avoid the area.

“Public safety is obviously our top priority.

“We will be enhancing police patrols both in the City and across London.

“I would ask anyone with information, image, or the footage of the incident, that can be shared with our investigations team, to do so on the UK police appeal website.”

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has also praised what he described as the ‘breathtaking heroism’ of the general public who tackled the suspect.

“Also like to thank members of the public who risked their own safety this afternoon…they are the best of us.

“We must and will stand united and resolute in the face of terror, Those who seek to attack us and divide us will never succeed.”

The Met Police were called to an ongoing stabbing incident at 13:58hrs on Friday 29th November 2019 tp reports of a stabbing near to a premises on London Bridge, EC1.

Emergency services attended, including officers from the Met and City of London Police.A number of people have been stabbed. We will provide further details of those injured when possible.


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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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