London Police Shoot, Kill Suspected Suicide Bomber
London’s police force have helped a would-be suicide bomber complete the definitive part of his mission.
Police Shoot Suspected Suicide Bomber (Sky News)
Police have killed a suspected suicide bomber at a Tube station in south London.
Armed officers opened fire up to six times on the suspect as he hurdled a ticket barrier and raced along a platform at Stockwell station.
Police screamed at passengers to evacuate and are thought to have shot the suspect as he stumbled on to a train. Alarmed onlookers said they saw up to 10 plain-clothed officers chasing an Asian-looking man before opening fire. Passenger Briony Coetsee said: “We were on the tube and then we suddenly heard someone say ‘get out, get out’ and then we heard gunshots.”
Unconfirmed reports suggest the man was involved in Thursday’s assault on the capital. If the suspect is proved to be a suicide bomber, it would mark the fifth attempted terrorist attack on London in less than a day.
Good result in this case, at least. That there may now be a wave of suicide bombers is worrisome, however.