Poland to honour London bridge hero

epaselect epa08033658 Forensics examine the crime scene at the London bridge in London, Britain, 29 November 2019. According to reports, several people have been injured and a male suspect has been shot dead by police at a scene after a stabbing at London Bridge. The incident has been declared as a terror incident by the Police. EPA-EFE/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

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Poland says it will award its highest medal for sacrifice and courage to a Polish national who played a key role in preventing the London Bridge attack from escalating.

A spokesman for the country’s justice minister Zbigniew Ziobro said on Twitter he would request the bravery honor from the country’s president. He added that the man — known only as Lukasz— “risked his own life” and “helped to overpower the terrorist.”

British media reported that Lukasz, who works as a chef, snatched a 1.5-meter narwhal (whale) tusk from the wall of the UK capital’s Fishmongers’ Hall as Friday’s stabbing attack unfolded.

The chef remains in a London hospital being treated for stab wounds following the attack which left two people dead. Khan, who wore a fake suicide vest, was shot dead by police.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Facebook that Warsaw was proud of Lukasz, and that “every weapon is permitted against terrorists.”


Via DW

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