That is the second courageous bystander used a fireplace extinguisher to deal with a knifeman wielding two weapons on London Bridge this afternoon.
Two individuals had been killed at present and as much as twelve had been injured after the maniac pulled the knives on harmless individuals on the north aspect of London Bridge simply earlier than 2pm.
Video footage confirmed the attacker operating throughout London Bridge clutching the weapons as a fearless member of the general public trailed him.
The white-haired man then confronted the terrorist who turned to him, holding up the 2 knives, earlier than being cornered by the group of civilians chasing after him.
Members of the general public had been seen cornering the terrorist on London Bridge this afternoon
The person who was chasing the black-capped killer over the bridge then unleashed a robust spray of water on him from the hearth extinguisher.
The terrorist was then bundled to the bottom as different individuals waded in, whereas one other man hurried away together with his knife.
One other man was additionally seen pointing a big stick on the terrorist.
One witness on the scene stated the stick had in truth been a Narwhal whale tusk and that the person had taken it from Fishmongers’ Corridor and ran out with it after studying of the incident.
The attacker, who has not but been recognized by police was thought to have had one of many two knives strapped to his arm and had additionally been sporting a pretend explosives machine, which was strapped round his waist.
Metropolitan Police Chief Cressida Dick confirmed this night that two stabbing victims had died and three injured individuals had been being handled in a hospital.
One man pointed a big stick on the terrorist whereas one other sprayed the hearth extinguisher at her
The courageous individuals who chased the terrorist pulled him right down to the ground and waited for police to reach
Police and emergency autos collect at Leadenhall close to London Bridge because the power continued to cope with the autumn out of this afternoon’s assault
After the courageous bystanders tackled the person to the bottom police intervened, pulling the heroes off the terrorist and getting them to security.
The officers had been then seen lining up in shut vary of the person, earlier than he was shot.
The violence erupted two-and-a-half years after a van and knife assault in the identical space killed eight individuals, and fewer than two weeks earlier than Britain holds a nationwide election.
The incident began near London’s principal monetary hub the place 1000’s of bankers and finance staff journey day-after-day.
It began exterior Grade II listed constructing Fishmongers’ Corridor. Many buildings within the monetary district had been on excessive safety this afternoon as roads had been closed within the space, many staff had been additionally stood exterior their buildings as officers cordoned off the roads.
Further cops can be on patrol throughout London within the wake of the assault, whereas British Transport Police stated there additionally can be extra officers on the transport community together with firearms officers and different specialist groups.
Armed police had been seen patrolling the streets early this night with emergency autos being parked up on each side of the street
Forensic officers are seen close to the location of the incident early this night. One workplace appears to be holding a lightweight up whereas the opposite takes an image
In a present of solidarity to those that misplaced their lives and had been caught up within the assault the primary political events quickly suspended campaigning in London as a mark of respect.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that ‘to one of the best of our information, the incident has been contained’ however that particulars had been nonetheless rising.
Johnson’s workplace stated the prime minister would chair a gathering of the federal government’s emergency committee, COBRA, on Friday night.
The map above reveals the the journey the attacker took from the north aspect of London Bridge earlier than crossing over
Two younger girls had been seen operating close to Borough Market at present after studying of the assault
Metropolitan Police counterterrorism chief Neil Basu stated the suspect seemed to be sporting a bomb vest however it turned out to be ‘a hoax explosive machine.’
Basu stated officers had been retaining ‘an open thoughts as to any motive.’
‘A variety of different individuals obtained accidents throughout this incident. As quickly as we are able to present additional updates on their situation, we are going to,’ he informed the press convention.
‘Our heartfelt sympathies exit to everyone who has been concerned on this and is anxiously ready for data on their family members.
‘As quickly as we are able to get that data, we are going to get it to you.’
A big police cordon stays in place across the north aspect of London Bridge following the knife assault.
Pedestrian and automobile entry alongside Higher Thames Avenue, which runs beneath a part of the bridge, is blocked by police at its junction with Swan Lane by way of to Decrease Thames Avenue at its junction with Fish Hill Avenue.
The pedestrian cordon extends north-east to Fenchurch Avenue, at its junction with Philpot Lane, and north to Gracechurch Avenue, at its junction with Bell Inn Yard.
On the northwest aspect on the bridge, the pedestrian cordon extends to Cannon Avenue at its junction with Bush Lane. Monument Station, which is inside the cordon, stays closed.