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Friday, July 22, 2005

Suspected Suicide Bomber Shot at Stockwell...


10:40: Police have just shot somebody at Stockwell tube station by armed police. He was believed to be attempting another bombing.
10:51: Apparently the man was shot dead while trying to board an underground train by police in civilian clothes.
11:02: Reports that a police unit was setup to ride the tube undercover. It is widely believed that the shot to head was meant to incapacitate bomber. An air ambulance was on the scene earlier but has now left.
11:25: Witnesses are saying they heard six or seven gun shots as they ran out from the lower platforms at Stockwell.
11:27: The man shot was believed to be one of the suicide bombers from yesterday. Eight or nine undercover armed police officers chased the man as be vaulted the barrier at Stockwell. He ran down the escalator. He apparently stumbled which is when the uncover police revealed themselves shouting for people to keep clear and shot him.
11:38: Eye witnesses say five shots hit the man. "I was sitting on the train reading my paper. I heard a load of noise, people saying, 'Get out, get down'! I saw an Asian guy run onto the train hotly pursued by three plain-clothes police officers. One of them was carrying a black handgun - it looked like an automatic - they pushed him to the floor, bundled on top of him and unloaded five shots into him."

UPDATE: And it wasn't the guy they wanted after all. He was a Brazilian electrician unconnected to the incidents.

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