Man who used narwhal tusk against London Bridge attacker will be honoured
|CTVnews 02 Dec 2019 at 18:09|
TORONTO -- The brave bystander who used a narwhal tusk to help detain the suspect in the London Bridge attack before police arrived will receive a medal of courage from the president of Poland.
British media reports have identified the man as Lukasz, a Polish chef at the Fishmongers Hall. The suspect, Usman Khan, began his attack inside the hall during a Cambridge University conference. Two young people, Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, died in the attack .
Toby Williamson, chief executive of the hall, spoke to The Guardian on Monday about how quickly Lukasz jumped into action, grabbing the narwhal tusk off the wall after hearing a scream.
Lukasz used the 1.5 metre-long narwhal tusk to charge towards the bad guy, according to Williamson. He hit Khan in the chest with the stick before telling members of the public to get away.
A spokesperson for Polands minister of justice, Zbigniew Ziobro, posted on Twitter that he would ask Polish President Andrzej Duda to award Lukasz with the Medal for Sacrifice and Courage for risking his own life to help overpower the attacker. The medal is awarded to someone who puts themselves at risk to save other peoples lives.