Re: Breaking news! (London Bridge attack)
Originally Posted by Zuleika
Would you personally as a member of the public approach and take on a person armed with a knife ? It has since been described that members of the public held this person down after a man holding a knife ran away .
Truthful answers please.
Some might call it bravery but I call it foolsishness.
Zuleika, I saw the footage on the news tonight, and possibly what some people are getting confused with is 'the man with the knife running away' bit.
The person the public pinned down had got the knife.
It was confiscated from him quickly and passed to another chap to get it out of reach.
The man holding the confiscated knife was a member of the public trying to help.
But when it looked the 'baddie' might detonate a suicide bomb, and it was obvious the police were about to open fire, the man with the knife quite rightly legged it to a safe distance away.
That is why a man was seen running away with a knife.
I think some might have misinterpreted what they saw.