One day after 28-year-old Usman Khan killed two people in London and injured three passers-by, Great Britain took stock. “How did he come to his deed?” Agents shot Khan after alerted bystanders had knocked him out at the risk of his own life. Their heroic act is cheered loudly in the media and receives praise from politics.
“They represent the best that our country has to offer,” said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Khan, who carried a fake bomb alongside two large knives, was convicted of a terrorist crime in 2012.
“He was released under certain conditions in December 2018,” said Neil Basu, London’s top counter-terrorist in a statement issued last night. “We are now investigating how he came to this deed.”
In the morning, Khan attended the “Together Learning” conference of the Ministry of Justice and attended various workshops there, reports the newspaper The Telegraph. There he spoke about his experiences as a prisoner. He was wearing an ankle band, but would have been allowed to visit the event. Just before two o’clock in the afternoon, Khan started investing in other visitors. With deadly consequence.
A number of people from the audience managed to overpower the maniac, even before the arrival of the police, and to work against the pavement of the London Bridge. The goal justifies the means, it now appears that the stories about their heroic action come out. According to British media, a bystander used a fire extinguisher to stop Khan while he attempted to flee.
City guide Stevie and a colleague drove by and stopped his car.
“We drove over London Bridge and saw several people jump away,” Thomas Gray tells The Sun. “We looked behind us and saw a guy running, chased by five others with a fire extinguisher.” Both ran intrepidly towards the turmoil.
Gray: “Stevie and I left the car and did what we had to do to overpower it.” “I kicked him in the head so that he would drop the knife,” he says. One of the knives was glued to Khan’s hand with duct tape. Thomas is out of control to get it loose.
“He shouted” get rid of me, get rid of me, “but I kicked as hard as I could. We wanted to get the knife away from him as quickly and as far as possible, “Stevie continues. Another tore the one and a half meter long tusk of a narwhal off the wall of the Fishmongers ’Hall convention center and attacked the perpetrator. “We wanted to hit him, everyone was screaming,” it sounds.
The performance turns out to be even greater when Khan rolls on his back and threatens to blow himself up. The attacker, whose act is classified as “terrorism”, appears to be carrying a “bomb” on his body. In retrospect the explosive found to be fake, but none of the Londoners knew that at the time of intervention.
“When he rolled over, we saw the bomb.” “Although the sight frightened them, none of the bystanders let go of Khan.
Video footage shows how someone walks away with one of the knives used by Khan.
“Breathtaking heroism,” Mayor Sadiq Khan calls it in a statement. “They ran towards the danger, not knowing what was in store for them.” “The police hit him three times.”
The tour guides return home unharmed, but startled and full of disbelief. The attack and the heroes will be discussed for a long time. How could this happen? And while Prime Minister Johnson wants to call a halt to dangerous criminals early, it appears to be a convicted murderer on leave that Khan tackled, the Daily Mail newspaper reports today.
The judge who sentenced Khan in 2012 warned that the man is a “heavy jihadist,” who was not allowed to walk around freely as long as he posed a danger. The British police say they no longer look for accomplices or other perpetrators in the investigation into the terrorist stabbing. After a house search last night at the home of Khan, in Stoke-on-Trent, people are convinced that he only came to his deed.