Friday, July 22, 2005

Police Kill Man At London Subway Station

From CBS:

Police shot and killed a man wearing a thick coat at a London subway station on Friday, a day after the city was hit by a second wave of terror attacks in two weeks.

There are reports the man was a suspected suicide bomber, says CBS News Correspondent Richard Roth.

British Transport Police said the Northern and Victoria Tube lines, which pass through Stockwell, were suspended because of the shooting.

Passengers said they saw police pursuing a man who appeared to be of Pakistani or Indian descent. Some said police shot him when he tripped.

But one witness told the British Broadcasting Corp. that police "pushed him onto the floor and unloaded five shots into him." "He looked like a cornered fox. He looked pertrified," Mark Whitby said.

UPDATE 10PM CDT: News reports everywhere are saying that the man killed was not wearing a bomb.

2nd UPDATE Sat. 7/23 12PM. London police now believe the man shot had nothing to do with the recent London bombings.

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