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UK News Knife attacker in fake suicide vest killed by police on London Bridge

20:40  29 november  2019
20:40  29 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

London Bridge: Knife attacker shot dead and several people injured in terror attack

  London Bridge: Knife attacker shot dead and several people injured in terror attack A number of people were stabbed by the knifeman before he was grappled to the ground by members of the public and shot dead by armed police.Several people were stabbed by the knifeman before he was grappled to the ground and disarmed by members of the public.

a man walking down the street: Bystanders and police surrounding the London Bridge attacker (@HLOBlog) © @HLOBlog/Twitter Bystanders and police surrounding the London Bridge attacker (@HLOBlog)

A terrorist wearing a fake suicide vest who went on a knife rampage in central London has been shot dead by police.

Several people were stabbed by the knifeman before he was grappled to the ground and disarmed by members of the public on London Bridge

Footage on social media showed one man being urged to move away by armed officers before the suspect was shot at point-blank range.

Another bystander could be seen carrying a large knife from the scene.

The members of the public who intervened have been widely praised, with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan hailing their “breathtaking heroism” and Prime Minister Boris Johnson their “extraordinary bravery”.

London Bridge terrorist killed two people before being shot dead

  London Bridge terrorist killed two people before being shot dead The attacker, who has not been named, was killed on London Bridge on Friday afternoon in full view of horrified onlookers. © Provided by PA Media Bystanders and police surrounding the suspect (@HLOBlog/Twitter) Emergency services confirmed three people were taken to hospital but refused to state whether this was on top of the civilian fatalities.Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised members of the public “for their immense bravery” after it emerged bystanders helped tackle the suspect to the ground and disarm him.

Eye-witnesses said the suspect appeared to be wearing a suicide vest but Neil Basu, the head of UK counter-terrorism policing, said the vest was a fake.

a group of police officers riding on the back of a car: Armed police and emergency services at the scene on London Bridge © Provided by PA Media Armed police and emergency services at the scene on London Bridge

He said police were called at around 2pm on Friday to a stabbing “at a premises near London Bridge”.

The bridge was the scene of a terror attack in 2017 – also during a general election campaign – when eight victims were killed along with the three terrorists, who were also wearing fake suicide vests and armed with knives.

After being shot, the suspect in Friday’s attack raised his arms towards his head before lying still. A second knife could be seen on the ground near his body.

a sign above a store: POLICE LondonBridge © Provided by PA Media POLICE LondonBridge Mr Basu told reporters: “A male suspect was shot by specialist armed officers from City of London police and I can confirm that this suspect died at the scene.”

Scotland Yard did not give any details of the number of injured.

The London Ambulance Service declared it a major incident and one picture on social media appeared to show a body covered with a blanket.

London Bridge attack: Shocking video appears to show moment man shot by police .
A shocking video appears to show the moment a man was shot by police after several people were injured and London Bridge evacuated in what police are treating as a suspected terror-related incident. An eyewitness in contact with Yahoo News UK posted a video on social media around 40 minutes after police said they were called to reports of a stabbing at around 2pm in central London. Scotland Yard confirmed one man had been shot by police. HeAn eyewitness in contact with Yahoo News UK posted a video on social media around 40 minutes after police said they were called to reports of a stabbing at around 2pm in central London. Scotland Yard confirmed one man had been shot by police.

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