Everything We Know About Deadly London Terrorist Attack Including Moment Gunfire Erupts
There are at least four people dead and over 20 people injured, some of them suffered “catastrophic injuries” after a terrorist attack gripped London on Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATE: There are numerous media outlets reporting that the knifeman in the U.K. Parliament terror attacks is Abu Izzadeen. Read more about him HERE.
A man driving a gray Hyundai i40 mowed down people on the Westminster Bridge. Victims were left scattered on the road, and some were knocked or forced to jump into the Thames River. Emergency services were said to have treated at least 10 injured people on the bridge, and one woman was found dead under a bus.
The attacker crashed his vehicle into a fence below Big Ben.
He then got out of the car and began attacking people with an 8-inch knife.
The knifeman got into the grounds of Parliament where he stabbed a police officer, who later died. He then attempted to enter Parliament.
Here is the moment that the attacker was shot dead by police as people flee the scene.
Parliament was suspended and Prime Minister Theresa May then put in her offical car by a plain-clothes police officer and quickly driven away from the chaotic scene. The Houses of Parliament, roads, Westminster underground station, and even the iconic London Eye ferris wheel were all put on lockdown.
Scotland Yard issued a statement, and have deemed it to be a “terrorist attack.”
President Donald Trump spoke by phone with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May about the attack and pledged the administration’s full support to bring those responsible to justice.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer addressed the attack.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a statement on the situation:
The Department of Homeland Security stands in solidarity alongside our friends in the United Kingdom in condemning the terrible attack at Parliament today. With our partners in federal law enforcement, we are in close contact with our British counterparts to monitor the tragic events and to support the ongoing investigation. At this time our domestic security posture remains unchanged. However, our frontline officers and agents continue to stay vigilant in safeguarding the American people and our homeland.
The attack came exactly one year since there was a terrorist bombing by ISIS in Brussels that saw explosions in the international airport and the heart of the subway in Belgium’s capital.
On March 22, 2016, three co-ordinated suicide bombings hit the capital of Brussels killing 32 people and injuring hundreds more.
Scotland Yards and the Metropolitan Police are asking the public for information, photos, and videos from the attacks.