This morning Illuminati News
received an e-mail about an eye-witness to this incident. I will post
this person's story before the official release. Wes Penre.
Witness Mark Whitby,
who was on the train, gave a detailed account of the dramatic
He said he saw 10
to 15 police officers with pistols and sub-machine guns run on
to the train after the suspect.
"As the man got on
the train I looked at his face. He looked from left to right,
but he basically looked like a cornered rabbit, like a cornered
fox. He looked absolutely petrified. He sort of tripped but they
were hotly pursuing him and couldn't have been more than two or
three feet behind him at this time. He half-tripped and was
half-pushed to the floor. The policeman nearest to me had a
black automatic pistol in his left hand, he held it down to the
guy and unloaded five shots into him".
(AP) - Police shot and killed a man wearing a thick coat at a London
subway station Friday, a day after the city was hit by its second wave
of terrorist attacks in two weeks.
The man died after being shot by officers at
the Stockwell subway station in south London, police said.
Passengers said a man, described as South
Asian, ran onto a train at Stockwell station in south London. Witnesses
said police chased him, he tripped, and police then shot him.
"They pushed him onto the floor and unloaded
five shots into him. He's dead," witness Mark Whitby told the British
Broadcasting Corp. "He looked like a cornered fox. He looked petrified."
Britain is home to many immigrants from the
South Asian countries of Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh,
Whitby said the man did not appear to have
been carrying anything but said he was wearing a thick coat that looked
padded. Temperatures in London on Friday were in the 70s.
Alistair Drummond, of the London Ambulance
Service, said paramedics had been called to the station at 10:10 a.m.
Service on the Northern and Victoria Tube
lines, which pass through Stockwell, was suspended because of the
shooting, British Transport Police said. Stockwell is one station away
from the Oval station, which was affected by Thursday's attacks.
Also Friday, police said they were
investigating an apparent attempt to set fire to the home of a man
identified as one of the July 7 suicide bombers.
Officers went to the home of Jermaine
Lindsay in Aylesbury, 40 miles west of London, on Friday morning after
reports of a smell of gasoline in the street, Thames Valley Police said.
They confirmed the presence of some kind of fuel.
"The substance was found around the family
home of the fourth London bomber, which is currently unoccupied," said
Superintendent Carole Haveron. Police have identified Lindsay as the
bomber who attacked a subway train between Russell Square and King's
Cross on July 7.
Elsewhere, police evacuated one of London's
largest mosques after a bomb threat before Friday afternoon prayers.
"Someone phoned our director and said there
was a bomb inside," said Mohammed Abdul Bari, chairman of the East
The Metropolitan Police lifted the cordon
about an hour later, saying no armed officers were involved, and the
incident appeared unrelated to the subway shooting.
More than 6,000 people were expected for
Friday afternoon prayers but there were only about a dozen people inside
at the time the threat was telephoned in.
Investigators, meanwhile, searched for
fingerprints, DNA and other forensic evidence connected to Thursday's
attacks on three subway trains and a double-decker bus, which were
hauntingly reminiscent of suicide bombings only two weeks before.
The devices in Thursday's attacks were
either small or faulty, and authorities said the only person who needed
medical attention was a person suffering an asthma attack. The July 7
bombings on three Underground trains and a bus killed 56 people,
including the four suicide bombers.
A statement posted Friday on an Islamic Web
site in the name of an al-Qaida-linked group claimed responsibility for
Thursday's attacks. The group, Abu Hafs al Masri Brigade, also claimed
responsibility for the July 7 bombings. The statement's authenticity
could not immediately be verified.
The attacks targeted trains near the Oval,
Warren Street and Shepherd's Bush stations. The double-decker bus had
its windows blown out on Hackney Road in east London.
Jittery commuters already facing cutbacks in
service from the last attack faced more Underground closures Friday.
"People are worried, but if it's going to
happen, it's going to happen, isn't it?" said Chidi O'Hanekwu, 23.
Still, he said he found himself being "a bit more paranoid" on the ride
Mia Clarkson, 24, defiantly said she refused
to change her schedule. "You've got to keep living, don't you?" she said
as she exited the Chancery Lane station after a trip from across town.
Newspapers reflected the city's volatile
mood - part defiance, part anxiety.
"Britain will not be beaten," vowed a
front-page headline in the Daily Express. "Is this how we must now
live?" asked the Daily Mirror over pictures of the attacks' aftermath.
The Independent had a similar photo montage and the words: "City of
Police would not comment on the
investigation. Witnesses described seeing men fleeing several of the
The nearly simultaneous lunch-hour blasts
agitated a jittery capital.
Police appealed for witnesses to give
information and set up a Web site to receive amateur video of the
attacks and their aftermath.
"Clearly, the intention must have been to
kill," Police Commissioner Ian Blair said. "You don't do this with any
The London transport agency said the three
affected subway stations remained closed Friday, and service was
suspended on all or part of several lines. Other lines have been
disrupted since the attacks two weeks ago.
Authorities said it was too early to
determine whether the attacks were carried out by the same organization
as the July 7 blasts - or whether they were linked to al-Qaida.
Saudi ambassador Prince Turki al-Faisal said
the attacks had "all the hallmarks" of al-Qaida.
"The modus operandi, the sheer cowardice
associated with them and the attacks on innocent civilians - these are
all part and parcel of al-Qaida," he said in an interview with BBC
Michael Clarke, director of the Center for
Defense Studies at King's College, London, said Thursday's attacks
looked "very amateurish."
"It looks like determined imitators who
perhaps must have planned this a little while ago ... but it doesn't
look quite like the same network behind it," Clarke told BBC radio.