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- ‘We just ran like hell’: City workers and tourists tell of stampede as terror returns to London Bridge
How terror unfolded on the streets of London: Knife maniac was shot dead by armed police just FIVE minutes after launching attack with two knives – one DUCT-TAPED to his hand – leaving two dead and up to twelve injured
Police were called to the north side of London Bridge at 1.58pm this afternoon (left, the sequence of events), to reports of a stabbing outside Bank station and Fishmongers’ Hall.
Moments later, the attacker ran onto London Bridge (right) where dramatic video showed he was tackled to the ground by at least six heroic members of the public. The brave bystanders managed to disarm the man before armed police took control of the situation.
Officers told people on top of the suspect to move away, before dragging the last bystander to safety and opening fire at 2.03pm.
A knifeman was shot dead by armed police just five minutes after he launched a horrific attack near London Bridge which killed two and left up to 12 injured.
Police were called to the north side of London Bridge at 1.58pm on Friday, after reports of a stabbing near Bank station and Fishmongers’ Hall, which was hosting an event called ‘Learning Together’.
The attack is thought to have begun inside the venue, police said, before the suspect – later identified as Usman Khan, 28, – left the building and headed towards London Bridge.
Minutes later, witnesses saw the knifeman being wrestled to the ground by members of the public before armed-response officers confronted him at 2.03pm and shot him dead.
Guy Lawrence, 48, a London air ambulance volunteer, said the attacker ran out of the Grade II-listed Fishmongers’ Hall wielding two eight-inch kitchen knives, the Sun reported.