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Suspected suicide bomber shot at Stockwell station.

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cori Fri 22-Jul-05 10:48:36

Have just heard an unconfirmed report on the radio. Anyone else?

Kelly1978 Fri 22-Jul-05 10:49:04

it is on new24 bbc.

foxinsocks Fri 22-Jul-05 10:50:30

yes - dh called from vauxhall to say that there were shots fired and everyone had been evacuated on the northern line around stockwell

kid Fri 22-Jul-05 10:51:25

its on sky news here

Toothache Fri 22-Jul-05 10:51:42

Can't see anything on the BBC website and I'm stuck at work!! Can you keep us informed please?

foxinsocks Fri 22-Jul-05 10:52:40

it's on the beeb website now toothache

ScummyMummy Fri 22-Jul-05 10:54:14

Oh no. Another already?

I must say I'm v impressed with Sky news over the past weeks. They have beaten the beeb at breaking news every time...

TwinSetAndPearls Fri 22-Jul-05 10:54:36

shot today or yesterday?

MandM Fri 22-Jul-05 10:55:14

Police have shot a suspected suicide bomber near a tube station in south London.

Marksmen opened fire near Stockwell Tube station as passengers were evacuated. It was not clear what the suspect's injuries were.


Passenger Briony Coetsee said: "We were on the Tube and then we suddenly heard someone say `get out, get out' and then we heard gunshots."

Sky News Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said: "There is no word on whether he has been killed or simply injured."

If the suspect is confirmed to be a suicide bomber, it would mark the fifth attempted terrorist attack on London in less than a day.

More to follow...

emmatmg Fri 22-Jul-05 10:55:27

Bloody hell!

kid Fri 22-Jul-05 10:55:30

shot today

QueenOfQuotes Fri 22-Jul-05 10:55:32

Question is was it another attempt at a suicide bomb or was it one of the suspects they're hunting from yesterday???

TwinSetAndPearls Fri 22-Jul-05 10:55:49

THis is just so shocking.

MandM Fri 22-Jul-05 10:56:04

That was copied from the Sky News website BTW

TwinSetAndPearls Fri 22-Jul-05 10:56:23

Good point QofQ, it might not mean another bomb.

TwinSetAndPearls Fri 22-Jul-05 10:56:24

Good point QofQ, it might not mean another bomb.

TwinSetAndPearls Fri 22-Jul-05 10:57:31

itv now

Kelly1978 Fri 22-Jul-05 10:57:41

Police have confirmed they shot a male, air ambulance on its way. Services suspended on victoria and northern lines.

kid Fri 22-Jul-05 10:57:45

If it was one of yesterdays bombers, wouldn't he have got rid of the bomb somewhere already rather than still carry it about with him. Or washe trying again to set it off?

Still very worrying either way.

Toothache Fri 22-Jul-05 10:58:59

They must have suspected he was carrying explosives..... or why whould they open fire around civilians?

This is so scary. Although I'm in Scotland, it seems so close to home.

dyzzidi Fri 22-Jul-05 10:59:02

If they have killed him I hope to god it was a suicide bomber and not some innocent bloke.

MandM Fri 22-Jul-05 10:59:34

Sounds like a new attempt rather than someone from yesterday. Sky news saying male, killed, shot in the head - but as yet unconfirmed.

QueenOfQuotes Fri 22-Jul-05 10:59:43

kid - we don't even know if he was carrying a bomb yet..Don't forget that man arrested at gun point in Whitehall yesterday certainly didn't seem to be carrying anything.

And presumably by now they may well have some CCTV footage of people they're hunting for yesterdays failed bombs?

PiccadillyCircus Fri 22-Jul-05 10:59:57

Looks like the person has been killed (according to sky news).

I also hope it wasn't an innocent person.

woollybaalamp Fri 22-Jul-05 11:00:20

Hope to God it really was a bomber and not some innocent student fumbling for his Ipod.

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