During the London terror attack last night, two astonishing stories were reported.
One was that as the attack initially unfolded, some of the community police, who were not armed, ran away.
From The Guardian:
Witnesses said they saw two men stabbing people outside the well-known Roast restaurant in Borough market. A chef from the nearby Fish restaurant said: “I saw two guys with big knives downstairs outside Roast. They were stabbing people. The police were running away, they were community police. They were normal officers, they were running away.
“The guy with the knife was killing two people. We were shouting ‘stop, stop’ and people threw chairs at them. Police came and shot straight away.”
But at least two police officers on scene stood up to the terrorists. One officer who was seriously injured, stabbed in multiple places, reportedly fought them until he was forced to the ground.
The patrons of the bar were also very brave, throwing things at the attackers until police with guns arrived.
They arrived quickly and took out the terrorists very quickly, but it still reportedly took eight minutes.
Police confronted the three assailants 8 minutes after they responded to first reports of the bridge incident https://t.co/LW3Wqlsl12
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) June 4, 2017
So here’s a horrible question one must ask: how many people were killed or injured because the initial police were not armed?
Some ran and some fought, but all would have been better for being armed with a gun.
While the terrorists reportedly were strapped with fake suicide vests, they apparently only had knives which would have been no match for police with guns.
This shows once again the importance of being armed, because you never know when you may need it and even a few minutes is a few minutes too long…
H/T Daily Caller