Hero who fought off London Bridge attacker with tusk accuses Donald Trump of 'feeding terror'

Jimmy Nsubuga

A man who fought off a terrorist in London Bridge with a narwhal tusk has criticised Donald Trump over his decision to kill an Iranian general.

Darryn Frost, 38, said the US President’s decision to kill Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, Iraq, on January 3 in a drone strike was “feeding terror”.

He told the Guardian: “The next generation of terrorists will rise as a direct result of these actions and we must condemn them now”.

The tensions in the Middle-East de-escalated after Iran launched a counter-attack at bases in Iraq used by US troops but did not kill or injure anyone.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event to announce his administrations' proposed new environmental policies on Thursday, January 9th, 2020 at the White House in Washington, D.C. Trump spoke about proposed scale backs of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The action will establish time limits of 2 years for completion of environmental impact statements and one year for completion of environmental assessments.Photographer: Alex Edelman/Sipa USA
US President Donald Trump killed an Iranian general with a drone strike (Picture: AP)

Iran later admitted it had accidentally shot down a Ukranian plane, killing 176 people aboard, after it’s military had mistaken the aircraft for a cruise missile.

Mr Frost was hailed as a hero after he grabbed a narwhal tusk from the wall in Fishmongers’ Hall, in London Bridge, as Usman Khan went on a stabbing spree on November 29 during a prisoner rehabilitation programme.

Khan, armed with two knives and wearing a fake suicide vest, killed Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt, both 23, in the attack before he was shot dead.

Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt, both 23, were killed in the attack (Picture: PA)
Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt, both 23, were killed in the attack (Picture: PA)

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South African Mr Frost, who works for HM Prisons and Probation, was filmed fending of Khan with the artefact along with two other men.

Mr Frost previously said: “When we heard the noise from the floor below, a few of us rushed to the scene.

“I took a narwhal tusk from the wall and used it to defend myself and others from the attacker.

“Another man was holding the attacker at bay with a wooden chair.”

Terrorist Usman Khan was shot dead by police (Picture: PA)
Terrorist Usman Khan was shot dead by police (Picture: PA)

Mr Frost, who has been a resident in the UK for 14 years, added: “I ran down the stairs, stood next to the man with the chair, and the two of us confronted the attacker.

“He had knives in both hands and, upon seeing me with the narwhal tusk, pointed at his midriff.

“He turned and spoke to me, then indicated he had an explosive device around his waist.

“At this point, the man next to me threw his chair at the attacker, who then started running towards him with knives raised above his head.”


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Mr Frost passed the tusk to his unarmed comrade before racing back upstairs to find another to use.

When he returned, he found the first tusk “shattered across the floor” and saw people fleeing the building.

He said: “Along with others, I pursued the attacker, tusk in hand, on to the bridge.

“We called out to warn the public of the danger and, after a struggle, managed to restrain him to the ground.

“At that point I was trying to isolate the blades by holding his wrists so that he could not hurt anyone or set off the device.”