Mr. Geoff Ho, a journalist declared missing during the London Bridge terror attack turned out to be a martial artist who took on some of the assailants. He is now under Intensive Care Unit in the hospital.
The Business Editor at the Sunday Express is one of several Londoners being praised as heroes after fighting back against three knife-wielding terrorists.
Ho was in intensive care after stepping in to break up what he thought was a fight, according to the Express.
The expert in Kung Fu and kickboxing was stabbed in the throat after he tried to protect a bouncer on the door of the Southwark Tavern in what turned out to be a terrorist attack in Borough Market.
Seven people died and dozens were injured in the attack, which started when three men in a white van rammed into pedestrians at London Bridge before going on a stabbing rampage in Borough Market.
The three attackers were gunned down by police eight minutes later.
In a Facebook post, Ho reportedly wrote: “Don’t know whether it was stupid or noble to jump and break up the fight outside the Southwark Tavern, but two a*******s trying to do over the lone bouncer on the door isn’t happening on my watch.”
He is now being hailed a hero for his actions, along with others who tried to stop the attack.
One colleague said: “The bravery he showed in the heinous terror attack was astounding – but honestly, not at all surprisingly”.
British Transport Police Chief Constable Paul Crowther said the officer, who was stabbed in the face, head and a leg, was one of the first responders.
The friends of Geoff Ho, sent messages on social media in a bid to find him.
They tweeted that the business editor with the Sunday Express was put in an ambulance after being injured near the Southwark Tavern.
Isabelle Oderberg tweeted: “One of my best friends is missing in London.
“We are looking for him. We know he was stabbed and in an ambulance. We need news.”
Nora Calder wrote on the social media site: “Geoff Ho, stabbed at Southwark Tavern, taken in Ambulance.”
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