He HAD been mugged 2 weeks before by Brits. He also may have not understood they wee challenging HIM and that there was another REAL bomber in the station ... so he ran trying to put distance between himself and an explosion.Andy said:Bottom line is, they should have raided the flat. but they didnt. They should have stopped him before he got to the station, but they didnt. After those two options had been missed for whatever reason the only action left was to challenge de menzes. Now for a reason that we will never no and can only ever endlessly speculate upon de menzes decided to run. For the officers on the ground this would have looked like he had something to hide and maybe he did, maybe he thought they where immigration control? or maybe he owed some people some money? The reasons why he ran are pretty endless. But because he ran away it forced the officers into taking the decision to kill him.
Everyone wants to cut the cops some slack ... well, they didn't cut him any.
It all boils down to any person with olive skin is now fair game for UK police.
Even if he had stopped, what would they have done? If he had let rip a fart they would have shot him.
Let's face it. From now on, every suicide bomber is going to have a deadman switch. Shoot him in the head and he detonates when he lets go of the switch.
Now what will your response be?