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London bridge incident

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Corvuscorax, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    knock on effects on train transport all over

    gunfire reported
     
  2. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    Scary and unsettling news. I hope the casualties are not in a serious condition. I’m hoping my daughter didn’t go out to lunch today - she works in the area.
     
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  3. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    Daughter under lockdown at work in Guys Hospital.
     
  4. Norsemaid

    Norsemaid Senior commenter

    Thinking of you @smoothnewt, must be an anxious time, I know I d be on tenterhooks if it was any of mine.
     
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  5. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Hope all is well. It looks like an isolated incident that was quickly brought under control by the police.
     
  6. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    glad you have heard from her
     
  7. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    Incredible accounts of unarmed police running towards suspected terrorists in Borough market while shouting at everyone else to get out fast.

    Amazing people
     
  8. moonpenny

    moonpenny Occasional commenter

    my youngest was in London at that time too but I know he got on his train at Paddington ok - London Bridge is always really busy
     
  9. Jamvic

    Jamvic Lead commenter

    It’s unfortunately saying a number of people have been stabbed. Met police are going to make a statement shortly on BBC News.
     
  10. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    confirmed as a terrorist incident, one perpetrator shot dead wearing a hoax suicide belt, other explosives still being sought. A number of people have been stabbed.
     
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  11. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Just to add that the police say there is no further danger to the public.
     
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  12. colacao17

    colacao17 New commenter

    A few videos circulating, including an odd one of a man with a knife, which he has apparently taken off the attacker, running away off the bridge (towards the camera) as the police move in and the gunshots are heard. Appears to throw something from his pocket while running.
    Any ideas?
     
  13. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    I think he wrestled it off the suspect and got it away from him, I think he dropped a tissue or something, maybe was going to hold it in a tissue, or intended to wipe his hands then thought the better of it to preserve forensic evidence.
     
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  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Reading the reports on Twitter of members of public tackling the guy... running towards him... running towards someone wearing a fake suicide vest...

    If true [and not just random twitter fluff] then I am so very impressed.
     
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  15. Jamvic

    Jamvic Lead commenter

    It’s sounding like it was just one person acting alone. Just shows what chaos and damage just a single attacker can cause.
     
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  16. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    just heard from a friend still barricaded into borough market.
     
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  17. Weald56

    Weald56 Established commenter

    I hope the police who shot the terrorist won't be prosecuted in years to come (as some soldiers who fought the IRA in N. Ireland are being now).
     
  18. Curae

    Curae Lead commenter

    Wishing good thoughts to all TESSERS and their families. I can only offer my prayers to those thst have suffered.
    God help us during these terrible times.
    Evil never wins.
     
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  19. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    It will probably turn out to be just one person with mental health issues. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed a number of people were injured in the attack, some "seriously".
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2019
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  20. Curae

    Curae Lead commenter

    People are good and honest. Very impressed too. God help us and give us strength to fight evil.
     

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