Hero taxi driver ‘locked attacker in car’ moments before Liverpool hospital explosion and ‘stopped disaster’
A British taxi driver has probably performed the heroic deed of the year. The driver, David Perry, decided to lock a suspicious passenger in his taxi, after which the passenger blew himself up a few seconds later.
Perry was ordered by the passenger to drop him off at a war memorial in Liverpool. Because it was too busy and the roads to the memorial were blocked, the man eventually asked if the taxi driver could take him to a women’s hospital in the city.
Just before arriving at the hospital, Perry noticed that the man was fiddling with something suspicious clinging to his clothes. Once he arrived at the hospital, Perry jumped out of his taxi and quickly locked the man in the car. Less than a second later, the man blew himself up. The taxi driver suffered minor injuries and is recovering. The passenger was killed.
The motive for the attack is not yet known. The case is being treated as a ‘terrorist incident’ by police and four suspects have already been arrested. They are being interrogated by the counter-terrorist unit.
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