Bystanders praised for confronting London attacker with narwhal tusk, fire extinguisher
|CTVnews 30 Nov 2019 at 09:58|
TORONTO -- Video footage taken during the London Bridge attack shows two bystanders using a narwhal tusk and a fire extinguisher to detain the suspect before police opened fire.
Several brave witnesses attempted to disarm attacker Usman Khan before police arrived. In one video, one man is seen spraying the knife-wielding suspect with a fire extinguisher while another man is running towards him with a 1.5-metre-long narwhal tusk.
The Times reports the man armed with the long-pointed tooth is a Polish employee of the Fishmongers Hall named Lukasz.
On Friday afternoon, witness Amy Coop, who was inside the hall, tweeted that she saw a guy take the narwhal tusk off the wall to confront the attacker.
You can see him standing over the man (with what looks like a white pole) in the video, she wrote. We were trying to help victims inside but that mans a hero.
New footage of yesterday s terror attack on #LondonBridge .
Three members of the public armed with a fire extinguisher and a Narwhal tusk take the attacher down. Heroes. pic.twitter.com/8yGBPaGtbL
Others echoed her sentiments, hailing Luckasz for his quick-thinking actions.
Three members of the public armed with a fire extinguisher and a Narwhal tusk take the attacker down. Heroes, wrote Darren Plymouth. While Grace Beverley remarked that shes still getting over the fact that someone grabbed a 5 ft NARWHAL TUSK to fight the London Bridge attacker. Hero.