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One of many heroes who battled the London Bridge attacker was knifed 5 occasions — however nonetheless battled the terrorist “until the end,” based on a brand new report.
Lukasz Koczocik, a employee on the Fishmongers Corridor, the place Cambridge College was internet hosting a jail rehabilitation convention Friday, was cleansing glasses within the basement when he heard folks screaming — and bumped into the fray, The Telegraph reported.
Media reviews initially indicated that Koczocik was the person seen in images battling attacker Usman Khan with a narwhal tusk on the London Bridge, however that was, in actual fact, one other individual, The Unbiased reported.
However his position was equally heroic, based on Fishmongers’ Corridor chief govt Toby Williamson.
“The scream was so loud that as a first aider, he makes a choice,” Williamson instructed BBC Breakfast Monday. “He goes toward the trouble. Lukasz gets there on the first floor of the building just behind me and it’s pretty clear that there’s a bad guy.”
“Khan’s got two knives in his hands, there’s blood, there’s screams, there’s chaos,” Williamson continued. “Lukasz pulls off the wall this long stick, he charges towards the bad guy and he impacts him on the chest, and there’s clearly something here that is protective, and it doesn’t make any sort of impact.”
However Koczocik saved shopping for time for others to flee, based on Williamson.
“At that point he’s got about a one-minute, one-on-one straight combat,” the chief mentioned. “[Khan] works his way up Lukasz’s pole slashing with his knife and [Lukasz] takes five wounds to his left side, and is going to lose some strength on that side.”
Then two different males linked to the charity — one who grabbed a hearth extinguisher and one other who ripped a narwhal tusk off the wall — jumped into the fray.
“I think the terrorist decided he was outnumbered,” Williamson continued.
Nonetheless, Khan tried to flee via the reception corridor, and the wounded Koczocik “led the charge” to cease him, based on Williamson.
“The doors opened, out the terrorist falls and the first one after him is Lukasz, shouting at everyone to get out of the way, get back,” he added.
Khan was tackled to the bottom by a bunch of bystanders on the London Bridge earlier than being shot by responding authorities.
Poland’s justice minister, Zbigniew Ziobro, has requested that the nation’s president Andrzej Duda award Koczocik with its highest medal for “sacrifice and courage,” his spokesperson instructed the Unbiased.
Saskia Jones was killed within the assault
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Forensics officers works outdoors a tent on Cannon Avenue close to London Bridge.
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A nonetheless from footage in the course of the assault
Jack Merritt was killed within the assault
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