London police shoot dead suspected suicide bomber at subway station

London police shoot dead suspected suicide bomber at subway station

[JURIST] London police shot and killed a man wearing a thick coat and possibly a "bomb belt" at London's Stockwell Tube station Friday, a day after the city was hit by the second round of terrorist attacks [JURIST report] in two weeks. Passengers said a man, South Asian in appearance, ran onto a train at the south London station wearing a large coat. When police pursued him, he tripped, before police in plain-clothes tackled and shot him. One passenger told the BBC that the man had been wearing a "bomb belt with wires coming out." Former Flying Squad officer, John O'Connor said that the man "must either [have been] one of the bombers or a potential suicide bomber." BBC has more.

10:40 AM ET – AP is reporting that London police chief Ian Blair said Friday that the fatal shooting at the subway station was "directly linked" to the bombings investigations.