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Old 07-22-2005, 03:19 AM   #1
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Police shoot 'dead' a suspect, London...

'SUICIDE BOMBER' SHOT

Police have shot a suspected suicide bomber at a tube station in south London.

Marksmen opened fire near Stockwell Tube station as passengers were evacuated. It is thought the man was killed.


Passenger Briony Coetsee said: "We were on the Tube and then we suddenly heard someone say 'get out, get out' and then we heard gunshots."

Sky News Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said: "There is no word on whether he has been killed or simply injured."

Air and road ambulance crews have been sent to the scene.

If the suspect is confirmed to be a suicide bomber, it would mark the fifth attempted terrorist attack on London in less than a day.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "We can confirm that just after 10am armed officers shot a male at Stockwell underground station."

The man is thought to have been either stepping on to the train or was on the platform.

Brunt said: "He was probably shot in the head. There is no confirmation of that."

Police have been given orders to shoot to kill if they believe someone is about to detonate a bomb.

Brunt said: "The officer or officers involved in this clearly felt this suspect was about to detonate a bomb."

Tube services on the Victoria and Northern Lines were suspended at the request of police..
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Old 07-22-2005, 03:32 AM   #2
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Police have surrounded an East London mosque.
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Doesn't sound like he had a rucksack on. Seems odd that they shot the guy as it sounds like they had enough officers there to restrain him. Wonder why they couldn't have taken him alive???
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http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe...ube/index.html

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LONDON, England (CNN) -- Police in London are reported to have shot a man dead at a subway station, a day after bombers apprarently failed to repeat the carnage of the July 7 blasts.

Unconfirmed media reports said the man shot at Stockwell station -- close to the Oval, one of four sites targeted by suspected bombers on Thursday -- was a suicide bomber.

One witness, Mark Whitby told the BBC on Friday the man appeared not to be carrying anything but was wearing a thick coat that looked padded.

Whitby said an Asian man was shot five times at close range after he had jumped on a train "They pushed him onto the floor and unloaded five shots into him. He's dead," witness Mark Whitby told the BBC. "He looked like a cornered fox. He looked petrified."

Police confirmed to CNN Friday that "armed officers shot a male at Stockwell Underground station." They would not say if the man was dead.

Journalist Chris Martin said he was waiting at Stockwell station and a train pulled in when several men burst on to the platform.

"There was a lot of shouting, I thought it was football fans or something," he told the Press Association.

"There was obviously some sort of altercation going on, and then they came flying on to the platform and these guys just threw this man into the open doors of the train.

"Then I heard shots, I thought it was three but someone else said five. It sounded like a silencer gun going off, and then there was blind panic, with people shouting and screaming and just running away.

"I didn't actually see the gun, but I heard this 'bang, bang, bang.'"

London Underground said the Victoria and Northern Lines were suspended.

The shooting Friday came as police were hunting the bombers who struck London's transport network the day before.
Perhaps because he was loaded with explosives?
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The operation at the mosque has now been stood down and the cordone removed, according to BBC News 24
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Perhaps because he was loaded with explosives?
Could be, I did read somewhere that he was described as wearing a big winter-type coat.
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From Sky News:

Witness Mark Whitby was on the train as he saw a big man wearing a large coat and "looking absolutely petrified" lurch through the doors.

Admitting to being "totally distraught", he went on: "He half-tripped, was half-pushed to the floor.

"The policeman nearest to me had the black automatic pistol in his left hand, he held it down to the guy and unloaded five shots into him."

Fuckin' hell!! One second you're just sitting on the tube and the next some guy gets shot right in front of you!
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Fuckin' hell!! One second you're just sitting on the tube and the next some guy gets shot right in front of you!
Guess that's better than the guy pulling the cord. Talk about ruining your day!
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From the BBC:

Another passenger on the train, Anthony Larkin, told BBC News the man had been wearing a "bomb belt with wires coming out".
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Police press conference has been put back an hour to 14.45

Or 14.53 if you go by the Interference clock!!
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Police snipers and a "big track" remote controlled robotic bomb disposal vehicle reported on Harrow Road!!

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The operation at the mosque has now been stood down and the cordone removed, according to BBC News 24
I believe there had been a bombthreat at that Mosque.
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Bomb disposal officers on Harrow road....
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Bomb disposal officers on Harrow road....
That was implied in my post The Police do not have their own Bomb Disposal officers. I believe that technically it is a division of the army
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Both Sky News and the BBC have CCTV photos of yesterday's bombers up on the web
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