Trump criticizes London mayor after attack on city

Olive Rios
June 5, 2017

And on March 22, Khalid Masood plowed a rented auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a policeman to death before being shot dead. "They've got a knife!'" she said.

U.S. President Donald Trump came under fire on Sunday for criticising London's Mayor in the aftermath of attacks in the city that killed seven people and injured at least 48 others.

Key questions remain, including whether the attackers had support or were part of a larger network, and whether the attacks were coordinated.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, the Metropolitan Police head of counterterrorism, said that while police believe all the attackers were killed, the investigation is expanding. "It was a rampage really", he said, adding that he heard a shout of: "This is for Allah".

"They kept coming to try to stab me. they were stabbing everyone".

"When I open the door I see three dead people on the floor", he said.

The first ambulance team arrived within six minutes, according to the London Ambulance Service.

The eight police officers who encountered the knife-wielding terrorists shot about 50 rounds of ammunition that killed the three men.

"Our officials will continue to provide every assistance they can to Australians affected by this shocking attack and to their families", he said. Police called out that they were rigged to blow, though Vowls wondered why - if they were real - the men hadn't detonated them inside one of the pubs.

Khan has used those words in a television interview, but it was to reassure Londoners about a stepped up police presence they might see - "No reason to be alarmed".

Guy's Hospital, near London Bridge, was placed on lockdown "to keep patients, relatives and staff safe", it said in a statement. That number has been increased to seven and could go higher.

Trump is calling out Mayor Sadiq Khan for saying there's "no reason to be alarmed".

"Things need to change", May said Sunday.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said a Canadian was among the dead.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Sunday he will do whatever is necessary to protect the United States from a “vile enemy” that he says has waged war on innocents for too long, vowing: “This bloodshed must end, this bloodshed will end.”. GOD BLESS!" But then he made a decision to slam the mayor of the city attacked, who had calmly warned his fellow Londoners: "Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days.

"Officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command have this morning, Sunday 4 June, arrested 12 people in Barking, east London, in connection with last night's incidents in London Bridge and the Borough Market area".

They were wearing what appeared to be explosive vests that were later discovered to be fake.

If she fails to beat handsomely the 12-seat majority her predecessor David Cameron won in 2015, her electoral gamble will have failed and her authority will be undermined both inside the Conservative Party and at talks with 27 other European Union leaders.

"We believe we are experiencing a new trend in the threat we face, as terrorism breeds terrorism, and perpetrators are inspired to attack not only on the basis of carefully constructed plots after years of planning and training - and not even as lone attackers radicalized online - but by copying one another and often using the crudest means of attack", she said.

May said Thursday's general election will go ahead as scheduled.

May called the snap election in a bid to strengthen her hand in negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union, to win more time to deal with the impact of the divorce and to strengthen her grip on the Conservative Party.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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