Man Keeps Restaurant Open to Feed 500 Cops During London Attacks
Despite restaurants and businesses being ordered to evacuate the exclusion zone during Wednesday’s terror attack in London, this man insisted on staying open and feeding 500 police officers and emergency personnel while they worked.
Ibrahim Dogus, a Muslim-born man who owns three Kurdish restaurants in the Westminster area, was ordered to shut down his locations as a part of the evacuation. After closing two of his businesses, he informed law enforcement that he wanted to keep the third restaurant open as a place where emergency workers could eat and keep warm.
Though many police officers tried to pay Ibrahim for their meals, he insisted that they eat for free.
Ibrahim guesses they they fed anywhere from 300 to 500 members of the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade until the restaurant closed at 11:30PM.
Since Wednesday’s attacks involved a 52-year-old man driving into pedestrians on the Westminster bridge with his car, Ibrahim was shaken by their proximity to the event.