During the devastating terrorist attack that happened in London last Saturday, two staggering stories were reported.
One of them said that while the incident initially unfolded, some of the community police, who weren’t armed, ran away.
Obtained from The Guardian:
Witnesses said they saw two men stabbing people outside the well-known Roast restaurant in Borough market. A chef from the nearby Fish restaurant said: “I saw two guys with big knives downstairs outside Roast. They were stabbing people. The police were running away, they were community police. They were normal officers, they were running away.
“The guy with the knife was killing two people. We were shouting ‘stop, stop’ and people threw chairs at them. Police came and shot straight away.”
But, there were also two other officers who stood up to the attackers, according to the report. One of them, who was stabbed in multiple places, reportedly fought the attackers until he was forced to the ground.
Sky sources:first police officer on the scene (rugby player) took on all terrorists until he was forced to ground. Serious condition in hosp
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The patrons who were at the bars showed also courage, as they were throwing things at the attackers until the police arrived. They arrived quickly and took out the terrorists, but it still took eight minutes, says in the report.
Police confronted the three assailants 8 minutes after they responded to first reports of the bridge incident https://t.co/LW3Wqlsl12
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So, let me ask you a questions: how many people were severely injured or killed because the officers that arrived first at the scene weren’t armed?
There were some who ran and some who fought their way, helping the citizens, but it would have been over in a matter of seconds if all police officers had their weapons on them. Lives would have been spared.
While the attackers had fake suicide vests on them, they were only armed with knives, which would have made it way easier to the police to handle them.