So, London, how’s the knife control working out? Another familiar kind of attack:
The armed cops then order the members of the public to step away from the “tall bearded” man before he is shot by one of the firearms officers about 2pm.
A lorry was left jacknifed across the bridge as hundreds of panicked civilians ran for their lives.
Pictures from the scene showed one large kitchen knife lying next to the suspect’s body with a second blade removed by a hero passerby.
Guy Lawrence, 48, said he saw a man running out of a building, believed to be Fishmonger’s Hall, armed with two kitchen knives with 20cm blades.
He claimed one member of the public was seen running after the suspect, one armed with a 6ft stick and another with a fire extinguisher.
He told The Times: “I saw all traffic stopped in front of me. I heard shooting — there was an attack. And I saw a guy on the floor. I heard two shots: bang, bang.
“Police were running towards us and they told us to get out and run.”
Get out and run. Next time, the bomb may not be fake. Better ban them too. Or, just ban terroristic invaders. And, per the first law, just how many agencies was this attacker known too?
UPDATE: Of course. As Vox points out:
The attacker shot dead on London Bridge was known to police and had connections to terror groups.
The man, who was wearing a fake suicide vest, killed two people and injured three in the attack. The attacker was a convicted terrorist with previous links to al-Muhajiroun, the group led by Anjem Choudry and dubbed Britain’s “most proliﬁc and dangerous extremist group”, The Independent understands.
The assailant had been recently released from prison and was being monitored by police.
Great job monitoring!
UPDATE: NARWHAL CONTROL, NOW!