Friday, July 22, 2005

Developing London Situation Again

At 10 this morning a man was shot on the Tube by plainclothes police officers. It sounds like they had a lot of guts. I've heard two reports - one that the man did a runner from a security check; the other that he ran and cleared a security barrier. In any case, chasing a suicide bomber takes some nerve, and the officers concerned deserve our credit. I've long suspected police have a shoot-to-kill policy in these areas, but when you've trapped a suicide bomber on a train it's the only sensible option.

Anyway, as with yesterday's bombings, Nosemonkey and Perfect are liveblogging on this. As I'm reliant on what they're saying, and the live reports they mix in with the cricket, I may as well link there.