LONDON – Police shot to death a man wearing a thick coat at a subway station and cordoned off a mosque on Friday, a day after the city was hit by a second wave of terror attacks in two weeks.
Metropolitan Police said the man died after being shot by officers at the Stockwell subway station in south London.
Passengers said they saw police pursuing a man who appeared to be of Pakistani or Indian descent. Some said police pursued him into a subway car and shot him when he tripped.
But one witness said police “pushed him onto the floor and unloaded five shots into him.”
“He looked like a cornered fox. He looked petrified,” Mark Whitby told the British Broadcasting Corp.
Police had no immediate details on the situation at the mosque in east London. But a Muslim leader said it was evacuated following a bomb threat.
Mohammed Abdul Bari, chairman of the East London Mosque, said the threat came in a telephone call Friday morning. A bomb squad came was searching the premises.
More than 6,000 people were expected for Friday afternoon prayers but there were only about a dozen people inside at the time of the threat.