Interestingly enough these tips make sense. What would you do in an attack situation – Fight or flight?
But even if the man was just keen to finish his drink, it turns out he was actually doing the right thing for his safety. According to an ex-SAS officer, arming yourself with a pint could help you survive a terrorist knife attack. 60-year-old John Geddes spent 14 years in the elite special forces unit.
He says that throwing any liquid on an attacker – be it hot or cold – could give you a better chance of survival. He also recommends hitting them in the head with a briefcase, or using a pub garden umbrella or stool as a weapon. Geddes believes the best approach to take when faced with an attacker is to team up with people around you and work together to overpower them.
The worst tactic, according to Geddes, is to stay unarmed on the floor. “They have to become momentarily medieval and fight in a group. You have to pick up whatever is around and throw it,” he said. “You can only run so far and so fast – and for some people that isn’t an option, so you have to fight.”
Geddes goes on to say;
“For a moment you have to become a group of football hooligans. The very worst thing you can do is hide on the floor in the proximity of the attacker. If that’s what you do then you are going to be stabbed and shot.”
And you should attack from behind, aiming for the head or face.
Geddes also revealed he believes people must have fought back in the attack over the weekend: “I heard one example of a man in the London attack talking about how he took them on with bottles and chairs and glasses.
“I suspect with the number of attackers and the number of people who were attacked, it will have happened more than once.”
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