An off-duty London police officer, reportedly the first to respond to the terrorists, is being hailed as a hero after selflessly tackling one of the three terrorists but is in critical condition after being stabbed.
His story is quickly going viral around the internet and on Twitter:
The BBC reports:
The officer – who is a rugby player – is in a critical condition after sustaining knife injuries.
Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick praised the “extraordinarily brave actions by officers on and off duty first on the scene” who “ran towards the danger”.
A British Transport Police officer, who faced the attackers armed only with his baton, was seriously injured but is now in a stable condition. He has only been with the force for two years.
Chief Constable Paul Crowther from the BTP said the bravery he showed was “outstanding”.
Chief Constable of the British Transport Police Paul Crowther, said the officer showed “enormous courage in the face of danger”. Crowther continued, “Although he is seriously unwell, he was able to recount how he faced the attackers armed only with his baton, outside London Bridge station. For an officer who only joined us less than two years ago, the bravery he showed was outstanding and makes me extremely proud.”
The Mirror is reporting:
The first police officer at London Bridge after the terror attack was a rugby player who took on all terrorists until he was forced to the ground, it has been reported.
According to Sky News, the heroic cop is now in hospital in a serious condition following his clash with the terrorists who went on a rampage at killing seven people last night.
Four police officers were reportedly injured in the attacks, two seriously with stab wounds.
A British Transport Police officer stabbed during the London terror incident took on the knifemen armed only with his baton, the force said.
The officer, who was less than two years into his job, was one of the first on the scene after he responded to calls for help from the public after a vehicle ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge.