An aspiring rapper who goes by the name Boya Dee was out on a run to the shop for some fruit and vegetables when he came across a horrific scene.
Two men, armed with machetes, are said to have attacked and beheaded a soldier in the Woolwich neighborhood of London as dozens of Londoners looked on. Witnesses said it appeared as if the suspects "were trying to take organs" from the victim, and "they were hacking at the poor guy." Sources said the suspects yelled "Allahu Akbar," and police sources told the BBC that it's a "fair assumption" that this was a terrorist attack.
Boya Dee live-tweeted the moments after the attack when police arrived to apprehend the suspects—injuring both. His tweets from the time, seen on his Twitter page @BoyaDee, are shocking.
Ohhhhh myyyy God!!!! I just see a man with hishead chopped off right in front of my eyes!— Boya Dee (@BOYADEE) May 22, 2013
The man, it is being reported, was a British soldier wearing a Help for Heroes t-shirt. He was killed in the attack, which Boya Dee tweeted happened "right next to a primary school."
Woolwich #se18 whyyyyyyyyyyy!!!! Fuck!!!! Right next to a primary school!— Boya Dee (@BOYADEE) May 22, 2013
Moments after Boya Dee tweeted "whyyyyyyyy!!!!" police officers were on the scene, and Boya Dee live-tweeted the scene that unfolded next: "Oh my God!!!! The way Feds took them out!!!"
Oh my God!!!! The way Feds took them out!!! It was a female police officer she come out the whip and just started bussssin shots!!— Boya Dee (@BOYADEE) May 22, 2013
With the suspects shot, Boya Dee turned back to his phone to share more details about how the attack unfolded. "I couldn't believe my eyes," he tweeted. "This was some movie shit,"
Mate ive seen alot of shit im my time but that has to rank sumwhere in the top 3. I couldnt believe my eyes. That was some movie shit— Boya Dee (@BOYADEE) May 22, 2013
According to the tweeting rapper, the suspects ran the soldier over with their car, hopped out, and "started chopping [the] man's head off with machete."
The two black bredas run this white guy over over then hop out the car and start chopping mans head off with machete!!— Boya Dee (@BOYADEE) May 22, 2013
As other witnesses asked the alleged attackers why they would attack a man with such brutality, the two men allegedly replied by saying "we've had enough!" as they waved a revolver around in the air. Boya Dee tweeted that they looked like they were under the influence of drugs.
People were asking whyyy whyyy they were just saying we've had enough! They looked like they were on sutn! Then they start waving a recolver— Boya Dee (@BOYADEE) May 22, 2013
That's when the police showed up. Or, in Boya Dee's terminology, the "boydem." According to his tweets, the suspects lunged at the responding officers with their two machetes "and an old rusty lookin revolver."
Then boydem turn up!! Woolwich feds didnt want it... They had to wait for armed response.. Helicopters everyting...— Boya Dee (@BOYADEE) May 22, 2013
That's when the officer took one of the suspects out. "Like robocop," according to the rapper who saw it.
The first guy goes for the female fed with the machete and she not even ramping she took man out like robocop never seen nutn like it— Boya Dee (@BOYADEE) May 22, 2013
Then the next breda try buss off the rusty 45 and it just backfires and blows mans finger clean off... Feds didnt pet to just take him out!!— Boya Dee (@BOYADEE) May 22, 2013
It was, as one would expect, a shocking thing to witness.
These times i was just going to the shop for some fruit and veg and i see all that!— Boya Dee (@BOYADEE) May 22, 2013