Man who fought off London Bridge attacker with narwhal tusk to receive award from native Poland

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The man who fought off the London Bridge terrorist attacker with a narwhal tusk will be awarded the highest honor from his native country, Poland.

Known only by the name “Lukasz,” the man grabbed a 5-foot narwhal tusk off the wall in Fishmongers’ Hall where he worked in the kitchen, and ran to tackle the attacker who was on a stabbing rampage as police rushed to the scene.

Now, the chef is reportedly set to receive Poland’s highest honor for his action, according to Sky News.

A spokesperson first announced Zbigniew Ziobro, the justice minister, would request a medal for sacrifice and courage from the president on Twitter Saturday.

In the events on Friday, an attacker wearing a phony explosive vest set on a stabbing rampage near the London Bridge at Fishmonger’s Hall, a conference center that was the location of an academic seminar on early release and parole for prisoners. The attacker, identified by police as Usman Khan, 28, killed two people and wounded three others before he was shot dead by police.

Khan was a recently released prisoner.

A vigil was held Monday to honor the victims, 23-year-old Saskia Jones and 25-year-old Jack Merritt.

London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, shared statements on social media to honor the victims.

“At today’s vigil we honoured the victims of Friday’s attack and commended the incredible bravery of members of the public and emergency services who risked their lives to help others. they are the best of us, and an inspiring example of how London stands united against terror,” Khan wrote.

“As Londoners, we commit to honouring the memory of Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt by working to build a future defined not by hatred but by hope, unity and love,” Khan added.

Lukasz is still in the hospital with stab wounds he received when he fought off the suspected terrorist attacker, DW reported.

The London Bridge reopened to traffic in both directions Sunday, the city’s transit authority announced on social media. The northbound footpath remained closed, however, and the authority said all pedestrians must use the southbound path when crossing the bridge.


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