British Police Kill Man in Dramatic Hunt By PAISLEY DODDS, Associated Press Writer
The shooting took place about 10 a.m., when jittery commuters spotted a man, who witnesses said appeared to be a South Asian, wearing a padded coat in the Stockwell subway station in south London. Police chased him into a subway car, pinned him to the ground and shot him in the head and torso, an eyewitness said.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Ian Blair said the shooting was "directly linked" to the investigation.
"The man who was shot was under police observation because he had emerged from a house that was itself under observation because it was linked to the investigation of yesterday's incidents," police said in a statement. "He was then followed by surveillance officers to the station. His clothing and his behavior at the station added to their suspicions."
Stockwell is just one stop away from the Oval subway station, site of one of Thursday's four failed attacks exactly two weeks after the July 7 suicide bombings killed 56 people.
"I've seen these police officers shouting, 'Get down, get down!', and I've seen this guy who appears to have a bomb belt and wires coming out," witness Anthony Larkin told the British Broadcasting Corp.
Another passenger on the train, Mark Whitby, said the man didn't appear to be carrying anything but that his coat looked padded.
"They pushed him onto the floor and unloaded five shots into him," Whitby told the BBC. "He looked like a cornered fox. He looked petrified."