Cops shoot down a man on London Bridge in terrorist incident
London : British Police has shot down a man on the London bridge who was wearing a fake vest and was allegedly stabbing people on the bridge. The BBC report claimed that two people on the bridge have been killed in the incident which the police is calling a "terrorist attack".
According to the known information, the man went on a rampage at around 2PM (1400 GMT), attacking people on the premises near London bridge.
Around five-six bystanders tackled the attacker and dragged him to the ground while snatching knife away from him. A video on Twitter shows the cops dragging one man off the suspect before an officer takes careful aim. Two shots rang out and the man stops moving.
PM Boris Johnson praised the men who took down the attacker and claimed that Britain will never be cowed.
"I ... want to pay tribute to the extraordinary bravery of those who physically intervened to protect the lives of others," he told reporters in Downing Street. "For me, they represent the very best of our country and I thank them on behalf of all of our country," he said. "This country will never be cowed, or divided, or intimidated by this sort of attack." He said the incident was now thought to have been contained and vowed that anyone else involved would be hunted down.
Britain's top counter-terror officer, Neil Basu, said specialist armed officers from the City of London police shot the suspect, who died at the scene. "A number of other people received injuries during this incident," Basu said. "We believe a device that was strapped to the body of the suspect was a hoax explosive device."