Friday, July 22, 2005

Police shoot and kill man on London Tube:Possible Suicide/Homicide Bomber

LONDON, England (CNN) -- Police in London say they have shot a man at a subway station, the day after four apparently failed attempts to repeat the carnage of the July 7 blasts.
There were unconfirmed media reports that the person shot at Stockwell station -- close to the Oval, one of four sites targeted by suspected bombers on Thursday -- was a suspected suicide bomber.Police told CNN Friday that "armed officers shot a male at Stockwell Underground station." They would not say if the man was dead.One passenger, Briony Coetsee told the Press Association: "We were on the Tube and then we suddenly heard someone say 'get out, get out' and then we heard gunshots."...
Passengers said a man, described as South Asian, ran onto a train at Stockwell station in south London. Witnesses said police chased him...and police then shot him.... the man didn't appear to have been carrying anything but said he was wearing a thick coat that looked padded.
Update: The individual shot was a Brazilian who ran because his visa was expired.
Hundreds at Mass for shot Brazilian

Hundreds of people have gathered for a Mass for the Brazilian man wrongly shot dead by police as a suspected suicide bomber.
Friends and family of Jean Charles de Menezes met at Westminster Cathedral in central London to remember his life. Bianca Jagger, Goodwill Ambassador from the Council of Europe, was among those who gave readings at the start of the service. Mr de Menezes was shot eight times - including seven times in the head - on Friday last week as he fled from police at Stockwell Tube Station in south London. Link

Police surround London's largest mosque after bomb threat
Armed police surrounded a mosque in east London on Friday after a bomb threat but a search found no trace of any device and the alert was called off, police said. Mohammed Abdul Bari, chairman of the East London Mosque, said the mosque had received a bomb threat over the telephone Friday morning. "There was a bomb threat at the East London mosque and there was a cordon," a police officer told Reuters at the scene in the White chapel area. "It's all cleared, that's it."The Metropolitan Police lifted the cordon about an hour later.More than 6,000 people were expected for Friday afternoon prayers but there were only about a dozen people inside at the time of the threat.


Blogger Felipe said...

You really ought to update this news so that later you will not forget that this man, shot down by the police, was a brazilian civilian who happened to have his visa expired, thus not stopping when requested to do so by the police. I am not denying the delicate situation terrorism has put us all into, just that if you mentioned this incident, you might as well look a little deeper into it.
Anyway, I guess this was yet another fatality of terrorism. Now is it a step closer to their desired chaos?

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