In what will go down as one of the most chilling and unbelievable pieces of video you’ll ever see, a man who had just committed a brutal murder-by-machete of a man believed to be a British soldier approached an eyewitness filming on the street before police arrived.
“I apologize that women had to witness that, but in our lands our women have to see the same thing,” the man says. “You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don’t care about you.”
ITV News obtained this incredible piece of footage.
The Atlantic Wire has more on the scene:
One unnamed eyewitness told the BBC she saw a man being a chased by a car while walking her dog. “The car then screeched to a halt and two men got out one had some kind of sword,” she said. They swung the sword, which multiple reports have suggested was a machete, at the man’s head. Woolwich and Greenwich MP Nick Raynsford said the victim was believed to be a serving member of the military. The Guardian says there’s a barracks about 400 meters from where the attack took place. Other government sources told the BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson the men were shouting “Allahu Akbar” and were trying to record the attack. Police officers on the scene shot and subdued the two men before shutting down the surrounding area. They’re now being treated for serious injuries at an undisclosed hospital. Police officers collected multiple knives and a gun from the scene of the crime.
Michael Atley, who witnessed the aftermath of an apparent machete attack in Woolwich says it was “gruesome and shocking.”
Another eyewitness, Twitter user @BOYADEE, posted a whole timeline worth of reporting on the attack, and this tweet is noteworthy for one huge absurd reason. Top 3? What are the other two?!
Mate ive seen alot of shit im my time but that has to rank sumwhere in the top 3. I couldnt believe my eyes. That was some movie shit
— Boya Dee (@BOYADEE) May 22, 2013
This video appears to show the police’s shooting of the suspects: