B.C. woman ID'd as Cdn killed in London terror attack

Lauren Perry
June 5, 2017

London's Metropolitan Police said officers have so far arrested at least 12 people and said the identities of the three men who launched the attack would be revealed Monday. This is still unconfirmed by the U.S. Embassy, NBC News reports.

Asked directly if she would reverse the cuts to police numbers she said the counter-terrorism budget had been protected and funding for 1,500 more armed officers was in place. One was released but the rest remained in custody.

'But I understand people will be concerned and all I can say is we will be doing everything in our power and we will be stepping up a gear'.

London's mayor swiftly shot down the United States president's remarks, made in a series of overnight tweets, as critics accused Trump of exploiting a terror attack for political gain - and not for the first time.

He was shot and killed by police.

Trump tweeted Monday morning that London Mayor Sadiq Khan had offered a "pathetic excuse" and "had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement".

"Clearly there's a huge operation, both to make sure that we can keep people safe at that immediate scene, examine the scene and roll out proper protection across London for individuals, for events, for crowded places", she said.

Although the attackers were also dead, authorities raced to determine whether they had accomplices, and Prime Minister Theresa May warned that the country faced a new threat from copycat attacks.

The political tempo picked up again Monday with May saying opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is unfit to handle security and Brexit.

Miss Archibald - a former volunteer worker at a homeless shelter - was in the United Kingdom for the weekend with her fiance Tyler Ferguson and his sister Cassie Ferguson, when she was struck on London Bridge. "We were all stuck!" said Marcia Rainford, a 58-year-old who said she was sealed into her building complex with her mother and two children.

His neighbours said the Arsenal fan had been wearing the club's replica away shirt the day before the attack, matching the one worn by one of the suspects pictured lying on the ground with what appear to be canisters taped around his body. Luckily she had a full fridge.

Mark Rowley, head of national counter-terrorism policing, said that investigators were still trying to ascertain whether the attackers acted alone. Police said that "a number of addresses" in Barking were still being searched.

The BTP officer, who was on duty, was one of the first at the scene after he responded to calls for help from the public and suffered serious injuries, which the force said are not thought to be life-threatening.

Other reports by VgToday

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