Dramatic videos of the attack
show the heroic actions despite Khan — who is suspected of killing two people in the terrorist attack — wearing a fake bomb strapped to him.
In the standoff on the north side of London Bridge, the convicted terrorist was sprayed with liquid from the extinguisher, while the man wielding the long tusk prodded it in the direction of the attacker.
A man and woman were killed in the attack on Friday, police said. Three others, a man and two women, were injured. At least one of the several men who subdued the attacker was reported by British media as an ex-prisoner, who served time with Khan.
The group wrestled him to the ground in a video. British Transport Police confirmed on Saturday that one of the bystanders
, who had disarmed Khan of one of two knives he is believed to have strapped onto his hand, was a plain clothes officer. Armed police shot Khan dead after the bystanders had moved away.
«They improvised in relation to trying to take weapons off him and stop him from harming others. Whether it’s using a fire extinguisher, whether it’s using a whale’s tusk, whether it’s using other devices,» London Mayor Sadiq Khan told reporters on Saturday.
«And I think what we should do is reflect on the fact that these people ignored all the advice they’re given, which is to run away from danger, to look after your own safety. And instead ran towards danger to make sure others were safe. And I’m just so incredibly proud as the mayor, and I think all of us should be proud of our fellow citizens.»
A man and woman were killed in the attack on Friday, police said. Three others, a man and two women, were injured and remained hospitalized. None of the victims have been named.