During Friday’s terrorist attack in London, a Pole, Łukasz, grabbed a narwhal tusk from his workplace at Fishmongers’ Hall, where the attack had begun, and used it to help subdue the attacker.
Two people were killed in the London Bridge terrorist attack on Friday. The terrorist, Usman Khan, injured several other people using a knife.
Three men overpowered the attacker using fire extinguishers and a narwhal tusk. According to The Times, the man brandishing the tusk was Łukasz, a chef from Poland.
Before running onto the bridge, the attacker threatened to blow up the Fishmongers’ Hall, where he had attended a seminar on resocialisation, but as it turned out, the suicide vest he was wearing was fake.
Footage published on Twitter shows the moment when the three bystanders chased the attacker down on the bridge and overpowered him. The man was subsequently shot dead by police on the spot.
The attacker was sentenced to a minimum of eight years in prison in 2012 for his part in an extremist terrorist group. This was then quashed by the Court of Appeal in April 2013 and he was given a 16 year determinate jail term. However, he was released early, in 2018, wearing a monitoring tag, which he was still wearing at the time of the attack.