Police were called to a report of a stabbing on the London Bridge at about 2 p.m. on Friday. The suspect, armed with a knife, appeared to be wearing a suicide vest that was later determined to be fake. London Metro Police declared it a “major incident” – another London Bridge terror attack. (Evening Standard UK)
London Bridge Terror
There were two dead, at least 5 injured in the attack, some critically. But members of the public, ordinary unarmed folks, ran toward the suspect, “grappled” with the him and took him to the ground. One member of the public was sitting atop the suspect in spite of the appearance of a suicide vest. When police arrived, they also struggled with the suspect and ended up shooting him at point blank range after pulling one of the members of the public out of the way.
Many leftists found fault in that, saying that they should have used “rubber bullets” and not shot him point blank in the head. But those “armchair critics” weren’t there.
The situation took place two days before the British election, and all major parties cancelled a debate set for today. The London Bridge attack in 2017 also took place before an election.
— TONYINBHAM (@TT0121) November 29, 2019
— Joe Ferrari (@JoeTalksBack) November 29, 2019
Sportspeople get honours from the Queen for winning medals. The fella who held down a terrorist not knowing it was a fake suicide vest should be knighted. Immediately. #londonbridge
— poc (@peteoconn) November 29, 2019
A man who reportedly assisted in the takedown was seen running from the incident with the suspect’s knife, and throwing something out of his pocket.
— xact amondo (@xactamondo) November 29, 2019
The vast majority of the responses to the incident were positive, with people thanking those who took down the jihadist.
Londoners were in the front line of the terrorist attack at London Bridge. Ordinary members of the public – unarmed, untrained – were the first responders today. They did our city and everyone in it proud. We do not know your names and perhaps we never will. But – THANK YOU.
— Tony Parsons (@TonyParsonsUK) November 29, 2019
— Peter Lloyd (@Suffragentleman) November 29, 2019
Featured photo: screenshot of London Bridge terror incident via Michael Savage