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    British police shoot man after possible 'terror-related' stabbing near London Bridge

    LONDON (Reuters) - British police shot a man on Friday after a stabbing in the London Bridge area in the center of the city.


    A 14-second video clip on Twitter filmed from a high vantage point showed what appeared to be three police officers backing away from a man lying on the pavement.

    Two officers are pointing rifles at the man, who can be seen moving slightly. Reuters could not independently verify the footage.


    "One man has been shot by police," police said. "As a precaution, we are currently responding to this incident as though it is terror-related," they added.



    Police were called at 1:58 p.m. to a stabbing at a premises near London Bridge. Reuters earlier quoted a security source saying that a man had been shot after a stabbing.


    A number of people have been injured.



    Sky News said there was at least one fatality and that the person killed was not a suspect. Reuters was unable to confirm that report.

    Reuters pictures showed several police cars and buses on the bridge. Armed police, some with dogs, patrolled the surrounding streets.


    The ambulance service declared what it called a "major incident" in the area and London Bridge, a major commuter hub, station was closed.


    People in buildings around the scene were evacuated to the north side of the River Thames by security services.


    Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on his way back to Downing Street to receive updates.


    He said in a statement: "I'm being kept updated on the incident at London Bridge and want to thank the police and all emergency services for their immediate response."


    London Bridge was the scene of an attack in June 2017 when three militants drove a van into pedestrians and then attacked people in the surrounding area, killing eight people.


    Earlier this month, Britain lowered its national terrorism threat level to "substantial" from "severe", its lowest level since 2014.


    (Reporting by Kate Holton and Andy Bruce; writing by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Michael Holden and Mike Collett-White)

    https://taskandpurpose.com/police-london-bridge-shooting

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    London Bridge: Attacker had been convicted of terror offence


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


    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.


    He was shot dead by officers after members of the public restrained him.


    Police declared the attack a terrorist incident.


    Khan was known to the authorities, having been convicted for terrorism offences in 2012, according to Met Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu.


    "He was released from prison in December 2018 on licence and clearly, a key line of enquiry now is to establish how he came to carry out this attack," he said in a statement.


    Officers are carrying out searches at an address in Staffordshire, where Khan had been living.


    "Whilst we are still in the early stages of the investigation, at this time we are not actively seeking anyone else in relation to the attack," he added.


    "However, we continue to make fast time enquiries to ensure that no other people were involved in this attack and that there is no outstanding threat to the public."


    The attack began at 13:58 GMT on Friday at Fishmongers' Hall, at the north end of London Bridge, where a Cambridge University conference on prisoner rehabilitation - called Learning Together - was taking place.


    The suspect had been attending the event. He was released from jail a year ago on agreeing to wear an electronic tag and have his movements monitored, according to the Times.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-50610215


    Raises a whole lot of questions... wearing an electronic tag to monitor his movements, yet still carries this out.

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    The report I read stated that two people were holding one guy down. An armed officer then told them two people to move away. The officer then shot the guy and killed him.

    It doesn't seem to me that lethal force was required. If the report is correct, I expect there will be an inquiry.
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    I think a "British People getting stabbed" thread started is in order. I mean we have the "Americans getting Shot "Thread and all.

    I saw this on the news and while tragic I laughed a bit at the interviews of people. It was mad panic, people running from 3 blocks away. One guy who was 4 blocks away was saying he was terrified as was his friend. 4 blocks away from a guy with a knife and he was afraid???....

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    The man who carried out the stabbing attack at London Bridge was a former prisoner convicted of terrorism offences.
    Another cultivated nutter inflicted on the UK populace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    The report I read stated that two people were holding one guy down. An armed officer then told them two people to move away. The officer then shot the guy and killed him.

    It doesn't seem to me that lethal force was required. If the report is correct, I expect there will be an inquiry.
    It appears the guy was wearing a bomb vest which turned out to be fake but the police couldn't know that at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parryhandy View Post
    It appears the guy was wearing a bomb vest which turned out to be fake but the police couldn't know that at the time.
    The police acted correctly as they had no knowledge as to whether the vest was real or fake. They couldn't afford to chance it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    The police acted correctly as they had no knowledge as to whether the vest was real or fake. They couldn't afford to chance it.
    SOP.
    Been trained to shoot dead if a suicide vest is spotted.
    The Islam Martyr Nutters would rather be killed than go to prison (martyrdom), hence wearing a fake vest - they know they'll get shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    The report I read stated that two people were holding one guy down. An armed officer then told them two people to move away. The officer then shot the guy and killed him.

    It doesn't seem to me that lethal force was required. If the report is correct, I expect there will be an inquiry.
    See my above post 8*.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    I think a "British People getting stabbed" thread started is in order. I mean we have the "Americans getting Shot "Thread and all.

    I saw this on the news and while tragic I laughed a bit at the interviews of people. It was mad panic, people running from 3 blocks away. One guy who was 4 blocks away was saying he was terrified as was his friend. 4 blocks away from a guy with a knife and he was afraid???....
    Er, so you are an 'Mercan.
    And you've got to get your 2 cents in.
    And you had a good laugh at some interviews of scared people, who were still scared 3 blocks away because
    a) they were'nt 'Mercans
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    b) perhaps they didn't know WHAT THE FUCK was going on.
    Carry on with your Special Forces bar stool crap.

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    Given the circumstances I'm not really sure the police had a choice in the matter. It's is pretty insensitive how this tragic event seems to be being used for political points scoring already. England is becoming a sewer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    Given the circumstances I'm not really sure the police had a choice in the matter. It's is pretty insensitive how this tragic event seems to be being used for political points scoring already. England is becoming a sewer.
    Oh do me favour. When *isn't* it "pretty insensitive"?

    The fact is a convicted terrorist was let out early and immediately went right at it. It happens time and time again when serious criminals are let out too early and reoffend. If it doesn't get discussed at the time it never gets discussed.

    It's always the left that bleats racism or human rights to let these wankers back out.

    As far as I'm concerned if you take a life, you lose your freedom until they carry you out of prison in a box.

    Same goes for violent criminals and terrorists, they give up their right to freedom when they offend.

    I'm more concerned about having to go into the office on my day off than I am that this worthless piece of detritus got topped.

    Well done to all of the people that stopped him killing more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaiguzzi View Post
    Er, so you are an 'Mercan.
    And you've got to get your 2 cents in.
    And you had a good laugh at some interviews of scared people, who were still scared 3 blocks away because
    a) they were'nt 'Mercans
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    b) perhaps they didn't know WHAT THE FUCK was going on.
    Carry on with your Special Forces bar stool crap.
    It was a knife for christ's sake. Hahaha.

    But whatever TG.

    Are you Brits going to launch Knife Control soon.

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    If every body had been carrying a gun this would never have escalated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    It's always the left that bleats racism or human rights to let these wankers back out
    Watch out harry! Straw man at 6 o'clock!

    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Are you Brits going to launch Knife Control soon.
    Are you Americans going to have the sense to compare two people dead to dozens dead and work out the difference?

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    Yeah, ISIS are really well known for their far left ideology

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    It was a knife for christ's sake. Hahaha.

    But whatever TG.

    Are you Brits going to launch Knife Control soon.
    People couldn't see the knife, all they could hear was screaming and gunshots.

    After the last atrocity on London Bridge is it surprising panic spread?

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    I think a "British People getting stabbed" thread started is in order. I mean we have the "Americans getting Shot "Thread and all.

    I saw this on the news and while tragic I laughed a bit at the interviews of people. It was mad panic, people running from 3 blocks away. One guy who was 4 blocks away was saying he was terrified as was his friend. 4 blocks away from a guy with a knife and he was afraid???.
    what a dick.

    i'd bet people could hear the screaming from 4 blocks away...and see the people running in panic...and hear the sirens.

    and he apparently was wearing a bomb vest.

    and there were gunshots.

    people could reasonably assume that there might be more than one attacker....imagine the rumors that would spread like wildfire during the attack.....of course people were afraid.

    but yeah, go ahead and have a good laugh.

    dick.

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    The terrorist stabbed a young women first then lashed out at about a dozen bystanders who wrestled him to the floor and disarmed him.
    The lastman on top had a chest wound but contained him untill the police dragged him off seeing the suicide bombers vest he got double tapped.
    Report of several more shots fired minutes later so maybe there was more than one terrorist.
    Some graphic pics and video on the Daily Mail website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    After the last atrocity on London Bridge is it surprising panic spread?
    No! the ideology that we must be protected is working very well, even if they have to "create" the situation in the first place, keep people scared, certainly helps if you have ridiculous immigration policy & allow people like this into the country in the first place, wont be long before "they" are in complete control of our lives - or are they already, "Silicone Valley" seems to have most people under their control already.
    Least we still have our freedom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    The report I read stated that two people were holding one guy down. An armed officer then told them two people to move away. The officer then shot the guy and killed him.

    It doesn't seem to me that lethal force was required. If the report is correct, I expect there will be an inquiry.
    Should've shot him the first time he got arrested. Would have saved Lifes & Money, and he would have gotten his 72 virgins earlier.
    Win - Win on both sides. Any objections ?

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    National terrorism threat levels:

    LOW = an attack is highly unlikely
    MODERATE = an attack is possible but not likely
    SUBSTANTIAL = an attack is likely
    SEVERE = an attack is highly likely
    CRITICAL = an attack is highly likely in the near future

    Today substantial, though 'low' has never been used, appears to be redundant and has no place under current conditions, leaving 'moderate' as the best we will see in the foreseeable future.

    According to the gov (https://www.mi5.gov.uk/threat-levels), until 2019 the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) set the level for international terrorism in the UK, while MI5 was responsible to determine the level for domestic terrorism.


    Since the international terrorism indicator was published in 2006, it has never been lower than 'substantial' (2010-2011 and briefly in 2009, possibly for political points through Thai-style dismissal of reality to keep the people happy) otherwise has switched between critical and severe; can't see it moving from there anytime soon.

    Threats from NI-related terrorism in NI has been stuck on 'severe' since first published in 2010, and for GB floats between moderate and substantial.

    In July 2019 parts of the threat level system merged to reflect threats posed by all forms of terrorism at a national level, regardless of ideology or source, and a separate levels system for NI-related specific to NI. Results to date: national threat level started severe and reduced to substantial in early November, while no change to NI-related in NI, stays severe.

    Just mho, this stinks of political bs, considering the actual number of NI-related terrorism in NI since inception of the levels system in 2010 does not merit severe, while the actual number of international terrorism in GB during that same period most certainly does.

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    By the way:

    Tis the season to be Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!

    Let's see how many Kafirs will be killed or attempted to be killed this Advent. Security and police are present at every X-mas market here in Germany because of these bearded scumbags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    No! the ideology that we must be protected is working very well, even if they have to "create" the situation in the first place, keep people scared, certainly helps if you have ridiculous immigration policy & allow people like this into the country in the first place, wont be long before "they" are in complete control of our lives - or are they already, "Silicone Valley" seems to have most people under their control already.
    Least we still have our freedom
    The mass immigration of the late 90's was allowed to happen under traitor Blair. Deliberate attempt to fukc up British society and an excuse to instigate mass surveillance and curtail personal freedoms, under the banner of "multiculturalism" that the Bilderberg Group-installed puppet cnut did not have a mandate to implement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    The report I read stated that two people were holding one guy down. An armed officer then told them two people to move away. The officer then shot the guy and killed him.

    It doesn't seem to me that lethal force was required. If the report is correct, I expect there will be an inquiry.

    Are you still grieving about the 3x terrorists they shot dead on London Bridge 2017 ?

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