Tulse Hill Station: A Man with Massive Machete tasered by police
January 15, 2019 | Brainwave Science
London Police arrested a 59-year-old machete-wielding man on suspicion of attempted murder and possessing an offensive weapon at a South London railway station. The officers from the Metropolitan Police fired a Taser as they detained the suspect who was reported running around and chasing people with a “massive machete” on the platform at the Tulse Hill Station.
Dozens of passengers at Tulse Hill station witnessed the frightening incident and feared what worst would happen. Metropolitan Police said there were no reported injuries, and the incident was not expected to be terror-related. However, the investigation is still ongoing as mass knife attacks have haunted London for past few months.
A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman stated officers from BTP and the Metropolitan Police were called to Tulse Hill station after reports of a man in possession of a knife
Witnesses described the incident as a “chaos” as he chased people with the weapon. “Oh my god, he’s got a knife” could be heard by the commuters.
A Twitter user wrote, “Terrifying incident at Tulse Hill station where several of us had to run from a man wielding a machete.” Another one wrote, “what’s going on in London?”
Video footage, taken by a train passenger, shows the machete-wielding man, who was wearing camouflage trousers and a hoodie, being subdued by officers in a platform at the station.
Witnesses were told by their train’s conductor not to get off at Tulse Hill because there was a “dangerous man on the platform”. Train drivers pulling into the station were praised for keeping the doors shut so the man couldn’t get on board. A witness from the crime scene, Corner Fortune, reported that he was on a Thameslink train siting at Tulse Hill when he heard a male voice “shouting quite loudly.”
Tulse Hill Station, in the Lambeth area, is on a busy commuter line into central London. Britons now question their security as these horrifying incidents have turned into a recurring pattern.
Britons weren’t over with the recent knife attack on New Year’s Eve at Victoria Station that another similar case popped up. London, which is recognized as one of the safest cities in the world, possesses the most efficient law enforcement agencies in the world but recent attacks were devastating, and it won’t be wrong to state that crime level in London is critical. Chances are someone is already executing the plan of another attack.
According to BBC, “Across England and Wales, an incident involving a blade or sharp object takes place, on average, every 14 minutes.”
London has a long history of terrorist attacks mainly from Irish Republican or Islamic extremists, the latter, of course, being more prevalent. Far-right terrorists do pose an “organized and significant” threat to Britain security. Tracing the origin of these terrorist organizations or handlers within the country has been the most difficult task for the law enforcement personnel. In this case, how can we prove that suspect wasn’t radicalized. It is extremely challenging for law enforcement personnel to categorize a criminal attack.
Britain’s train stations are always well guarded and with recent attacks, law enforcement agencies have increased police and security presence around the London. However, this incident claimed that these tight securities are worthless for perpetrators as their organized plan and tactics can knock these securities without much sweat. Have the law enforcement personnel lost control of the streets?
With strict British laws making guns hard to obtain, knives have become the weapon of choice for criminals including terrorists. According to Detective Inspector Paul Considines, “the weapons we are coming across at the moment are zombie knives, specifically designed to cause major injury to human beings”
The government of the United Kingdom is doing the best to tackle criminal activities, not only in the capital but across the country. But the important question is are they taking the right measures to do so?
Tulse Hill Station’s case demonstrates exactly why UK law enforcement agencies need a better defense strategy to fight these violent crimes. With existing conventional investigative tools, law enforcement cannot provide reliable or accurate results to support the investigation and find the root of the problem. An advanced neuroscience-based forensic technology called iCognative, developed and designed by Brainwave Science, stands ready to specifically address this problem and further identify the perpetrator within a short period of time with maximum accuracy both before and after a crime is committed.
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iCognative guarantees a high success rate and results as it is based on the scientifically proven and accepted P300 and P300-MERMER brain responses, which accurately determines whether a suspect’s brain possesses specific crime-related information or not by using a non-invasive proprietary headset to record and analyze brainwaves. In this case, Metropolitan police can conduct a 45-minutes iCognative test on the arrested 59-year-old suspect that can determine what specific information the suspect possess and trying to conceal from the law enforcement personnel. Information such as any connection to any extremist groups, identification of the accomplice if any, information about any radicalized group and its member, what is the motive behind the crime, how he planned the attack, any financial help, identification of mastermind, etc., would be easily available for law enforcement personnel to investigate once the iCognative test is completed. An assigned investigator uploads all the investigative details related to this crime or previous knife attack such as Victoria Station’s case into the iCognative system protocol. The system records and analyzes the brainwave responses when case related known and confidential information (called Stimuli) is flashed to the suspect on a digital screen and determines what information he or she possesses or is trying to conceal from the investigator with over 99% accuracy.
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