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Questions raised over early release protocol after London Bridge attack

Phil Gurski, President of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting, joins Matt Harris on CFRA Live to talk about the November 29 London Bridge attack.

Phil Gurski, President of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting, joins Matt Harris on CFRA Live to talk about the November 29 London Bridge attack.

Last Friday, the London bridge area was the scene of a terrorist attack, in which a terrorist wearing a fake suicide bomb vest was wielding a knife. He stabbed two victims to death and wounded three others. The attacker was 28-year-old Usman Khan. It turns out that he was already convicted for a terrorism offence and released from jail last year.

Bystanders eventually tackled Khan to the ground and Police shot him to death.

England had just reduced its terrorism threat level for the first time since 2014. This isn’t the first time that the area of London Bridge was the scene of a terrorist attack. There was one in 2017 as well. Should the public be concerned about a rise in terrorism threats and attacks now that the holidays are around the corner?

By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Programme Director for the Security, Economics and Technology (SET) hub at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of five books on terrorism.

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