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Queen praises heroes who used a narwhal tusk and fire extinguisher to stop London Bridge attacker

LONDON — The queen on Saturday led tributes to individual acts of bravery on London Bridge, which included a Polish immigrant helping subdue the British-born terrorist with a five-foot narwhal tusk grabbed from a wall.

As more details emerged about Friday’s deadly knifings — carried out, police said, by 28-year-old Usman Khan, previously convicted and jailed for a terrorism plot — new profiles in courage appeared in the British press. They were bolstered by amateur video clips, witness statements and paeans by the London mayor and the British prime minister.

British media reports also said that one of the people who intervened in the attack is a convicted murderer.

The intervention of several members of the public appears to have stopped the attack from being far worse, witnesses said, as Khan was seen running onto London Bridge with a large knife in his hands.

He was then confronted by at least three men. One jabbed with the decorative narwhal tusk. Another let loose a spray from a fire extinguisher. A third used his fists and feet.

The attacker was later shot and killed by police.

Read more at https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/queen-leads-tributes-to-brav...