One of the heroes identified in the London Bridge terror attack was a Polish chef who used a five-foot narwhal tusk to bring down the attacker.
The chef named Lukasz reportedly grabbed the ornamental piece from the wall where he worked at nearby Fishmongers Hall, where the rampage began during a prison rehabilitation event as convicted terrorist Usman Khan proceeded to slash at people with a kitchen knife, killing two.
Hats off to the Polish chef
have-a-go hero who stood up to the London Bridge terrorist with a narwhal tusk he grabbed from the wall of Fishmongers Hall. pic.twitter.com/AcvmHYXOmS
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) November 30, 2019
Lukasz and another person brandishing a fire extinguisher were hailed as heroes for their part in subduing Khan who was shot and killed by police.
A guy who was with us at Fishmongers Hall took a 5’ narwhale tusk from the wall and went out to confront the attacker. You can see him standing over the man (with what looks like a white pole) in the video. We were trying to help victims inside but that man’s a hero #LondonBridge
— Amy Coop (@theamycoop) November 29, 2019
Photos and video circulating on social media show how the chef tried to use the tusk to pin down the 28-year-old who was reportedly wearing a fake suicide vest.
The Courage from these 3 Men confronting the London Bridge attacker is Incredible with nothing but a Narwal Tusk, a Fire Extinguisher & his Fists. Incredible.
Thats Toxic Masculinity for ya! ?♂️ pic.twitter.com/zJN4FZ6OR5
— Nicky ???? (@nickyod87) November 30, 2019
— Jeremy Belanger ⚡ (@Jeremy_Belanger) November 30, 2019
“Luckasz grabbed a nearby pole and ran at him, getting stabbed in the hand in the process but continued to pin him down,” the chef’s colleague told The Times. “Being stabbed didn’t stop him giving him a beating. Luckasz is a hero.”
If there was a scene in a movie where bystanders tackle what they thought was a suicide bomber with fire extinguishers and an antique narwhal tusk, you’d think “that would never happen.” Incredible heroism. pic.twitter.com/rDPeZluVis
— Blair McDougall (@blairmcdougall) November 30, 2019
“I express my enduring thanks to the police and emergency services, as well as the brave individuals who put their own lives at risk to selflessly help and protect others,” Queen Elizabeth II said in a statement.
“The tusk was grabbed off the walls of the Fishmongers’ Hall”
Read more: https://t.co/QYmSwVOwiV
— Drakulka (@DrakulkaCZ) November 30, 2019
London Mayor Sadiq Khan was in “awe of the people who ran toward danger to keep us all safe.”
“They had no idea whether this man had a bomb you could detonate by pressing a button, they had no idea how many other people were involved. What do they do? They run toward him,” he said.
My statement on the incident at London Bridge. pic.twitter.com/UDL77f4uMK
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) November 29, 2019
Police confirmed that two people, a man and a woman, had died from the attack before Khan was killed.
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