London, Oct. 19 -- A convicted murderer who used a narwhal tusk to help stop a terror attack by a knife-wielding Islamist will likely have his sentence reduced after Britain's Queen Elizabeth intervened. Steven Gallant was on day release at an event for reformed prisoners at the Fishmonger's Hall in London in November 2019 when terror convict Usman Khan went on a knife rampage, killing two people.

Gallant and other members of the public were hailed as heroes for preventing even greater loss of life by tackling Khan with a 1.5m narwhal tusk and a fire extinguisher before police shot him dead. The ministry of justice said on Saturday the Queen had employed the Royal Prerogative of Mercy to bring Gallant's case before the parole board 10 mont...