Just to follow up on this post from Sunday, there is new reporting on the bombing that says the taxi driver grew suspicious of his passenger and locked the terrorist inside the car, thus averting a bigger disaster:
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) November 15, 2021
World, meet David Perry:
This is David Perry.
He's a taxi driver in Liverpool.
He was taking a passenger to a Women's Hospital when he saw the passenger was carrying explosives.
What did he do?
He locked the man inside his cab, so he couldn't get out.
— Goodable (@Goodable) November 15, 2021
Mr. Perry, YOU are a hero:
A suicide bomber was thwarted in the UK's Liverpool today after he took a taxi to his target, a veterans day service. The taxi driver got suspicious, locked the doors & ran. The car blew up & the bomber died.
The taxi driver is badly injured #whatahero https://t.co/hUzH8RYSXF
— Liz Sly (@LizSly) November 15, 2021
Here’s the moment it happened:
BREAKING NEWS: Video shows the moment a taxi pulled up to a hospital in Liverpool — and exploded in a ball of flames.
A possible terrorist attack may have been averted, thanks to a quick-thinking taxi driver. pic.twitter.com/AGs0VJz9DJ
— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) November 15, 2021
His wife says it’s an “utter miracle” he survived the blast:
The wife of David Perry, the taxi driver caught up in the attack, has spoken about the incident, saying "how he managed to escape is an utter miracle" and that he is "lucky to be alive" https://t.co/lEgXVHRd9M
— JOE.ie (@JOEdotie) November 15, 2021
And Boris Johnson praised his “incredible presence of mind and bravery”:
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the taxi driver involved in the Liverpool explosion acted with "incredible presence of mind and bravery".
— Sky News (@SkyNews) November 15, 2021
We don’t often agree with Piers Morgan, but this time? 100%:
This is Liverpool taxi driver David Perry who locked a Remembrance Sunday terrorist in his cab seconds before the bomber detonated an explosive device right outside a maternity hospital. David’s actions almost certainly saved many lives. He is an absolute hero. 👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/qjHzGMxIUT
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 15, 2021
3 men under arrest after a taxi exploded outside a hospital in Liverpool, UK https://t.co/GHbDnNi2LF
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 14, 2021