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The Deputy Commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police testified that he witnessed a fellow officer get stabbed to death by a terrorist during a March 2017 attack — and he did not act, according to the Independent.

Craig Mackey, who was acting commissioner of the Met Police at the time of the attack, gave his account of the event as part of an investigation into the deaths of the terrorist, Khalid Masood, and the victims he ran over with his vehicle before fatally stabbing officer Keith Palmer.

“I think anyone who came up against that individual would have faced serious, serious injury, if not death,” Mackey told investigators, noting that although he had an “instinct” to get out of the car, he felt he wasn’t properly equipped because he was unarmed and wearing a short-sleeved shirt.

On March 22, 2017, Khalid Masood drove a vehicle into pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge and then crashed into a barrier. Four people were killed: Kurt Cochran, Leslie Rhodes, Aysha Frade, and Andreea Cristea. Twenty-nine others were injured.

After crashing, Masood exited the vehicle with two knives, running toward the gates of the parliament building, where he stabbed Palmer.

Mackey was leaving a meeting at the Houses of Parliament when he said he heard a loud bang caused by Masood crashing the car. He locked the doors of his vehicle and witnessed Palmer being stabbed.

“I could see PC Palmer moving backwards and him going down,” Mackey said.

Mackey said he locked the doors because he was in the car with two unarmed colleagues, he himself was not armed, and he felt the best thing to do was to look out for their safety while properly equipped officers handled the attack.

“There was quite a lot of confusion about what was going on,” Mackey said. “Clearly the way that the male came in and the purposeful way he came, he was clearly a threat.”

Mackey said he started to get out of the vehicle once officers had shot and killed Masood, but officers on the scene told him to get to safety and manage the department’s response to the attack.

The entire attack lasted 82 seconds, according to the Independent.

“The thing that still shakes me about the attack is that it was 80-plus seconds in total,” Mackey said. “It didn’t feel like that it felt an awfully long time.”



  1. Stephen Russell

    October 10, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    OK London PD ARM Up, saw armed guards near Thatchers place in Mayfair,why not PD forces?
    Very telling

    • Notaliberal

      October 10, 2018 at 10:53 pm

      But guns are evil!!

  2. Eric M.

    October 10, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    COWARD!…Plain and simple. No matter what BS excuse he tries to come up with to justify his non action, it all comes down to cowardice.

    • PT

      October 10, 2018 at 9:50 pm


    • Grace Joy

      October 10, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      One can go to prison for speaking against Is lam on social media in Britain (Sadiq Khan has money to search for h8te crimes against “refugees;” but none to stop Muzlim crime). The police have been emasculated. These police are not allowed to talk badly about Is lam. I’m surprised he’s not in trouble for speaking about this; though at least he took the blame for the incident instead of blaming Is lam.

    • Rocky

      October 10, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      Wonder if this guy ever worked for the Broward County, Florida police dept?

      • Glenn

        October 11, 2018 at 5:49 am

        He fits the MO!

  3. Mike Steeler

    October 10, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Ironic how the media are sure to list his name for notariety and simply refer to the innocent victims in general. Make these guys happy with getting their name all over the internet. “deaths of the terrorist, Khalid Masood, and the victims he ran over with his vehicle”. It’s sickening!

  4. ImJustAvg

    October 10, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    I wonder if he had been armed if he would have reacted? And three colleagues (also police?) in a car (which makes a weapon he could have used against a man that had knives instead of a gun!
    while sometimes the need to run is stronger than the need to fight, at the very least he needs to go through training again (or was he a political appointed hack?)

  5. daz

    October 11, 2018 at 12:19 am

    He was in a fucking car why didnt he run over the moslime c–t.

  6. Carl J Bujan Jr

    October 11, 2018 at 12:26 am

    If he had been carring a gun he could have stopped it. Ignorent liberals.


    October 11, 2018 at 3:31 am

    He is one sorry human being watching his subordinate policeman getting stabbed to death and done nothing. Cowardice have no place in the policeman’s line of work. Reminds me of the gunman shooting in the Florida High School while armed coward policeman in hiding. Shame on you and if you are still on the job as Deputy Commissioner of Police in London, then you and the city deserve each other.

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