- London Bridge
Yep, I don’t know why I watched them, but I’ve seen 3 videos now of the shooting. It’s barbaric, but shooting people is. What can they do though? Since 7/7 they have to assume that if someone is wearing a very, or even a bulky clothing they’re wearing a bomb.
I’m not sure if the suspect is dead, seemed to still be moving, but no one is going to help them until they know they’re not a threat, maybe they’ll be left to die.
It’s a **** up world sometimes.Posted 1 month agoderek_starshipMember
If a bomb vest was suspected then that shot is likely to have been to the head. In which case he is most likely dead. I just hope the police involved don’t endure prolonged suspensions and court.
What a job they have. To confront danger and then make a swift but considered decision to shoot to kill or hold.Posted 1 month agoraybanwombleMember
Normal knife incidents happen all the time round the city, they will get a firearms response as well. It’s just once they suspect it’s terror – it will get escalated massively.
They don’t usually shoot knife suspects on the ground once they’ve been pinned down either.Posted 1 month ago
Perpetrator was tazered not shot, seems member(s) of the public tackled him, multiple victims reported at least 5
Dunno about that, maybe two suspects, I think someone was taken out of a lorry?
Anyway, in the video I saw there were 3 Police with Rifles drawn, at 1 point an officer points his rifle almost point blank as his face, changes his mind and pulls away a man the suspect is wrestling and there’s two loud bangs.Posted 1 month agochewkwMember
Confirmed dead, so presumably shot as well!
It looks like the knife man was shot by a powerful round of 5.56 (only heard one shot) rather than HK 9mm.
Definitely no return with 5.56.
p/s: Police would not shoot unless there is something else that is very dangerous to the public.
pp/s: I think it was 9mm not 5.56 looking at the video.Posted 1 month agojimdubleyouSubscriber
I work literally 50 metres away.
Building was locked down, we saw police running on overpass over Lower Thames Street (never good when you police running).
Heard a couple of shots then about 30-60 seconds later(enough to think, “was that a gunshot?”), heard 5-10 more. Then about 10 seconds later a couple more.
Not seen videos that go past the first couple of shots.
Then moved people away from windows, and about 20 mins later we had to evacuate out of the corden.Posted 1 month agosenor jSubscriber
Bravo to the police and those that apprehended the guy imo.Posted 1 month ago
Family J were at the Tate modern today, fortunately inside at the time.
Got back from riding, saw the news ,cue rather nervy call to check they are ok.
(They are) I’m certainly thinking about the innocent folk who are reported as injured.CougarSubscriber
Since 7/7 they have to assume that if someone is wearing a very, or even a bulky clothing they’re wearing a bomb.
It’s a good job no-one’s invented a “dead man’s handle” trigger which activates if a would-be exploder lets go of a switch, or anything. Er, oh.
How can they be certain in that sort of situation? Is it just the lesser of two likelihoods they act upon?Posted 1 month agojimdubleyouSubscriber
How can they be certain in that sort of situation? Is it just the lesser of two likelihoods they act upon?
As I understand it, orders are to shoot. If you get blown up, unlucky.
I suspect the electronics in a dead mans trigger are a lot easier to get wrong (for an amateur), and are consequently less common…Posted 1 month ago
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