London Gets Lucky

MIKE WELLS / REUTERS

A SECOND WAVE Forensic experts examine the bus-bombing site in east London

The man vaulted the ticket barrier and ran onto the platform at the Stockwell underground station, pursued by up to 20 police officers who had ordered him to stop. Wearing a heavy coat — odd, on a hot summer day — the man stumbled onto a waiting Northern Line train and was tackled. As he sprawled on the floor, one of the officers — following previously secret "shoot to kill" guidelines covering possible suicide bombers — unloaded five bullets into his head. Was the dead man one of the four conspirators who had tried to bomb London the day before? He...

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