Heroic Police Officer Armed With Baton Takes On London Terrorists
Photo: Police order members of the public to exit a cordon near London Bridge.
Two police officers who were hurt during the London Bridge terror attack are being praised for the way they responded to the incident.
An on-duty British Transport Police (BTP) officer and an off-duty Metropolitan police officer – neither of whom have been named – sustained serious injuries rushing to help when three suspects armed with knives began attacking people on Saturday night, killing seven.
The BTP officer, who has been with the force for only two years, was on duty outside London Bridge station when he faced the suspects armed with only his baton.
BTP chief constable Paul Crowther visited one of the the officers in the hospital and said that “it became clear that he showed enormous courage in the face of danger, as did many others who were at the scene and rushed to help.”
The off-duty Met Officer has been described as a “rugby” player by various news outlets and that he used his bare hands to attack the terrorists.
This is the third terror attack in London this year. Seven were killed in the eight minute attack and 21 are in critical condition at the time of this writing.