VIDEO: Dramatic moment London terrorists charged at armed police

A new video has emerged this morning showing the moment the two Islamic terrorists, who beheaded a British soldier on a London street, were shot by armed police.

The shootings happened about 20 minutes after the men, both known to security services for their extreme Islamic views, hacked to death 25-year-old Drummer Michael Rigby outside London’s Woolwich Barracks.

In the video, obtained by the UK’s Daily Mirror newspaper, the men appear to have lured cops to open ground by dragging the body of their victim into the road.

That has sparked speculation that the men were planning to ambush and kill police first responders.

In the video, the man in black clothing, Michael Adebolajo, charges at the first police vehicle to arrive. He is armed with a meat cleaver that he had just used to kill Drummer Rigby.

He gets to within two feet of the female driver of the armed response unit before a male colleague in the back of the car opens fire, sending Adebolajo spinning to the ground.

Meanwhile, the other killer, Michael Oluwatobi Adebowale, advances on other officers armed with an old handgun a large kitchen knife. He too is shot and falls to the ground.

Both men remain in British hospitals and are expected to make a full recovery. There is no death penalty in the UK and if convicted the men are likely to face life in prison. Life sentences in the UK rarely mean life, with offenders routinely released after serving a portion of their sentence.

British police are not routinely armed and it took specially-armed cops about 10 minutes to make it to the scene through London traffic.

The soldier’s murder has put British intelligence services into the spotlight after it emerged that the country’s interior security agency, MI5, knew of both men and their support for violent jihad.

 



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Sprint and T-Mobile offer further price discounts

Sprint unveiled a plan on Thursday that gives subscribers access to unlimited data for $60 a month, the industry's cheapest unlimited data offering.

National

Hundreds pay it forward at Florida Starbucks in…

The spontaneous chain of kindness continued for about 11 hours, totaling 457 transactions by the time it ended.

National

Weather system east of Caribbean could turn into…

An area of low pressure located east of the Caribbean Sea has a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm in the next 48 hours, U.S. forecasters…

National

U.S. hospital to discharge doctor treated with experimental…

An American doctor who contracted Ebola treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia has recovered and will be discharged on Thursday by the Atlanta hospital that treated him with…

Movies

Review: 'When the Game Stands Tall' is both…

The high school football saga "When the Game Stands Tall" fumbles around for a focus while Jim Caviezel offers the most low-key coach in history.

Movies

Girlfriend in a coma: Chloe Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz is the best cheerleader "If I Stay" could ask for. As the star of the film adaptation of the successful YA novel…

The Word

The Word: Summer lovin' for Zac Efron and…

Ah, the summer romance. So intense, so fleeting. With Labor Day fast approaching, it should come as little surprise that the incredibly surprising romance between…

The Word

The Word: The Zac Efron-Michelle Rodriguez summer fling…

  Ah, the summer romance. So intense, so fleeting. With Labor Day fast approaching, it should come as little surprise that the incredibly surprising romance…

NFL

Fantasy football draft guide: How to draft your…

Many are wondering if we’re entering a new age in fantasy football drafting — one where running backs take a backseat.

NFL

Jets vs. Giants: 3 Giants storylines to watch

The Giants have plenty to work on as they reach the dress rehearsal preseason game Friday night against the rival Jets.

NFL

Jets vs. Giants: 3 Jets storylines to watch

Metro looks at three Jets storylines to watch as they play the Giants Friday.

NFL

Giants expected to work Corey Washington into first-team…

The day of reckoning for the Giants' fringe players will fall upon them Friday night against the Jets.

Sex

Big weddings may lead to long-term happiness

Dreaming of a big wedding? A new study indicates that the longer your guest list, the happier you’ll be in the long run. l A…

Sex

Online dating for every generation

Frank Jackson and his mother Maggie are like lots of modern families: They have dinner together regularly, keep each other updated on their lives —…

Wellbeing

Going green could be the key to getting…

If we could just pursue the things that would actually make us happy, we could help the environment too, according to a New York researcher.…

Tech

Siren: A new dating app that puts women…

Online dating can be brutal, especially for single women. Noting that many women hate wading through inappropriate messages and photos, two tech entrepreneurs decided to…