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    Major Event ongoing in London Bridge

    Gunshots, ambulances everywhere. Hope it isn't too bad.

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    Reports of a male shot and killed by armed police officers at London Bridge

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    Someone had been shot by the police.

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    Thanks for flagging. Hope it settles quickly.

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    It was a stabbing according to MPS feed.

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    Did I see footage of a guy lying on top of the perp? (London Crime LDN on Twitter). If so, what a hero!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    Someone had been shot by the police.
    I watched it happen. Right next to our building. Just been evacuated.

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    I was only up the road in Bermondsey this morning , didnt know anything about it . Got the bus towards london bridge (Abbey Rd ) on the way home and there was some traffic but thought this was normal . Little busy as we went round to Tower Bridge , just listened to traffic report looks like bridge is closed !

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    Lots of police and now paramedics going into the adjoining Building. Concerns are that he entered and attacked multiple people.

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    Very very graphic scenes on Twitter. Too graphic to post here in the G&D. What you see is a bunch of people holding one one guy down (filmed from a dubbledecker bus), one by one they step back. One bystander walks backwards with a huge knife in his hand as if he's securing it from the offender. The police is near the scene. The people in the bus say: "He has a knife!". (Referring to the bystander at 10 yrds with the knife pointing down?) Then the police pulls off the last remaining guy then we hear a shot. Footage by Mr T Watt / @ monkeytripes on Twitter.
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    I would disagree - the video clearly shows the man being shot by Police.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokey99 View Post
    I watched it happen. Right next to our building. Just been evacuated.

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    Surely safer to lock the doors and keep everyone in,than evacuate everyone outside!.......IMO.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    I would disagree - the video clearly shows the man being shot by Police.
    That's why I didn't post a direct link.

    Anyway, that's not important. More important is that the guy is caught and that he's now unable to cause more harm. For those near the scene: stay safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    That's why I didn't post a direct link.

    Anyway, that's not important. More important is that the guy is caught and that he's now unable to cause more harm. For those near the scene: stay safe.
    Not responding to you sir - my comment was in relation to somebody thinking there was nothing graphic in the video linked.
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    Looking at the video, one of the guys who moves away from the incident, then stops, is clearly holding a large knife! Taken from the assailant possibly?
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    Just been confirmed that it is indeed a terrorist incident!
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    So was it just one person with a knife attacking the public or more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griswold View Post
    Just been confirmed that it is indeed a terrorist incident!
    Well done to those who appear to have tackled the man before the police arrived.

    I wonder if we'll get any 'religion of peace' comments, although thinking about it the usual perps are all banned now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griswold View Post
    Looking at the video, one of the guys who moves away from the incident, then stops, is clearly holding a large knife! Taken from the assailant possibly?
    Confirmed as wrestled from assailant - several people injured.
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    Another one despatched. Well done to the Met / SF and to all that took the individual down, before the firearms teams took control.

    My thoughts are with the famalies of all the poor victims at this very sad time.

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    I've been watching BBC News 24 for the last couple of hours. It appears to be a single perp who went about attacking members of the public with a knife, he was then apprehended by other members of the public, including having their knife removed from their possession, until armed officers arrived who then fired two shots resulting in the death of said perp. There's also mention of a false explosive vest being worn by the attacker and reports of more than just the two shots.

    I've no idea how I'd react in such a situation, if I'd be a 'have-a-go' hero or not. I'd like to think I would intervene if I thought I were able however I tip my hat to those that actually did.

    And I'm using the have-a-go hero phrase in the highest respect, not as some gung-ho I'm well 'ard type.

    Edit to add that there was also a truck held at police gunpoint on London Bridge though it's unclear as to if the two incidents are related.
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    Thoughts with those innocents injured

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    There's talk about a fake bomb vest. If so, the men wrestling the perp (and certainly the last one who held on to him like an Staffordshire terrier) are true heroes. Had it been a real vest, things would have ended very different for them. Still they pinned him down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    There's talk about a fake bomb vest. If so, the men wrestling the perp (and certainly the last one who held on to him like an Staffordshire terrier) are true heroes. Had it been a real vest, things would have ended very different for them. Still them pinned him down.
    Very brave and selfless behaviour there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitfitter View Post
    Live by the sword, die by the sword.
    I guess whoever does something like this doesnít really care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HookedSeven View Post
    Very brave and selfless behaviour there.

    We would all carry out the same actions as those who did today. Very brave indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Well done to those who appear to have tackled the man before the police arrived.

    I wonder if we'll get any 'religion of peace' comments, although thinking about it the usual perps are all banned now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Well done to those who appear to have tackled the man before the police arrived.

    I wonder if we'll get any 'religion of peace' comments, although thinking about it the usual perps are all banned now.

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    Statement from AC Neil Basu following incident in London Bridge...link...that need to be updated with the latest info...BBC link:

    Two members of the public have died after an attack on London Bridge in which police also shot dead a man.

    The Met Police has declared the attack a terrorist incident.

    The suspect, who died at the scene, was believed to have been wearing a hoax explosive device, police said...

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    Two victims now confirmed dead. :-(

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    Perp is another American expression. The man was a SUSPECT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
    We would all carry out the same actions as those who did today. Very brave indeed.
    Itís very hard to say. I was walking past a shop a few years ago and a man ran out with a posh handbag. He jumped on his bike and I gave chase on foot for as long as I could keep him in sight. I went back to the shop and told them as much as I knew, and they said they were amazed at the speed at which I took chase.

    But... the moment he jumped on his bike and started peddling I was close enough to kick his back wheel out from under him. Iíd just become a father and in the moment decided that the shop could afford to lose a bag rather than me put myself in harms way. I think in those situations you weigh everything up and make a decision. Are your own family in harms way, are people who are unable to defend themselves in harms way, am I going to be the only one stepping up or am I joining a group who are helping.

    When it actually happens many will run to help and many will run away. Those that run away arenít cowards, but sorry, those that run towards are heros.

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    Sad state of affairs. Our capital is a bit of a mess currently.


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    And now...Netherlands stabbing: Several hurt in attack in The Hague

    Several people have been injured in a stabbing attack at a department store in a busy shopping street in The Hague, Dutch police say.

    Police are searching for a man aged between 45 and 50, wearing a grey jogging tracksuit, who they believe may be behind the attack.

    Images on social media showed emergency services at the scene amid crowds of Black Friday shoppers.

    The condition of those injured and the motive for the attack remain unclear.

    The incident happened at the Hudson's Bay store in the city's Grote Markt or main market square area, local reports say...

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    Indeed, the major shopping street in The Hague with all shops open for black friday. You won't find it more crowded than that. The knife this guy has used is found and secured. Hopefully traces on the knife will lead to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Well done to those who appear to have tackled the man before the police arrived.

    I wonder if we'll get any 'religion of peace' comments, although thinking about it the usual perps are all banned now.

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    Apparently you were the first person to think about anything along those lines.
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    Respect for the bystanders who got actively involved to stop the terrorist from harming more people. Truly brave, it could have cost them dear, as they didn't know how many there were.
    Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Respect for the bystanders who got actively involved to stop the terrorist from harming more people. Truly brave, it could have cost them dear, as they didn't know how many there were.
    +1. Brave people. RIP to those who died, itís truly horrendous.

    And well done to the Met Police officers who had to act so decisively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Apparently you were the first person to think about anything along those lines.
    Indeed. Itís sad to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    +1. Brave people. RIP to those who died, itís truly horrendous.

    And well done to the Met Police officers who had to act so decisively.
    Yes, and I hope the 'wise after the event' crowd don't start down the road of were they justified in their actions. There's only one lot of 'human rights' here for me, those of the innocent victims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Yes, and I hope the 'wise after the event' crowd don't start down the road of were they justified in their actions. There's only one lot of 'human rights' here for me, those of the innocent victims.
    +1 again mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Well done to those who appear to have tackled the man before the police arrived.

    I wonder if we'll get any 'religion of peace' comments, although thinking about it the usual perps are all banned now.

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    Why do you assume the terrorist would be a follower of a religion that would attract that kind of comment? I haven't seen any reference to his identity much less his religion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griswold View Post
    Looking at the video, one of the guys who moves away from the incident, then stops, is clearly holding a large knife! Taken from the assailant possibly?
    He is an undercover cop having secured the knife from the perp I believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    He is an undercover cop having secured the knife from the perp I believe
    Certainy looked like he was moving it away from the terrorist in the video.
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    He took something from his pocket and threw it on the ground?

    Very brave,I am not sure I would have had the courage to approach him.

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    BBC link

    The man who carried out the stabbing attack at London Bridge was a former prisoner convicted of a terrorism offence.

    The attacker, named by police as 28-year-old Usman Khan, was out of prison on licence at the time of the attack, in which two people were killed and three were injured...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Why do you assume the terrorist would be a follower of a religion that would attract that kind of comment?


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    Terrorist despatched, good result.

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