Turns out the kid the police shot dead in London the other day had nothing to do with the bombings:
Police announced Saturday that the man officers shot dead on a London subway car Friday morning was “not connected” with the bombing incidents of the day before.
“We are now satisfied that he was not connected with the incidents of Thursday 21st July 2005,” police said in a statement.
“For somebody to lose their life in such circumstances is a tragedy and one that the Metropolitan Police Service regrets,” the police said.
“The man emerged from a block of flats in the Stockwell area that were under police surveillance as part of the investigation into the incidents on Thursday 21st July,” the statement said.
“He was then followed by surveillance officers to the underground station. His clothing and behavior added to their suspicions,” the statement said.
It added that the circumstances that led to the man’s death were being investigated.
Plainclothes police chased a South Asian man into the crowded subway car Friday morning and shot him in front of terrified passengers, as the hunt intensified for four suspects believed to have carried out abortive bomb attacks on the transit system the day before.
Which makes me regret this statement:
Several of you have asked if I have any thoughts about the new London bombing attempts or the subsequent shooting. Other than “If he was a terrorist, shoot him again,” I have nothing to offer.
Why he was wearing a winter coat in July, ignored police, jumped a turnstile, asnd the rest of the rest of the described behaviors is anyone’s guess.