A Polish national, known only as Lukasz, will be awarded Poland’s highest medal for sacrifice and courage after he charged the London Bridge attacker with a 1.5-meter (5 foot) narwhal tusk, according to Deutsche Welle.
Zbigniew Ziobro, Poland’s justice minister, said that he would request the bravery honor from the country’s president, adding that Lukasz “risked his own life” and “helped to overpower the terrorist.”
One source told The New York Times: “Lukasz grabbed a nearby pole and ran at him, getting stabbed in the hand in the process but continued to pin him down. Being stabbed didn’t stop him giving him a beating. Lukasz is a hero!”
Lukasz, a chef, reportedly grabbed a 1.5-meter narwhal tusk off the wall of Fishmongers’ Hall, when Friday’s stabbing attack progressed.
Lukasz is currently in a London hospital being treated for stab wounds. The attacker, Usman Khan, killed two people and was shot dead by police.