UK Arrests 12 in London Bridge Attack

London police say that they're continuing to carry out searches
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2017 7:21 AM CDT
UK Arrests 12 in London Bridge Attack
Guests from the Premier Inn Bankside Hotel are evacuated and kept in a group with police on Upper Thames Street following an attack in central London, Saturday, June 3, 2017. Terrorism struck at the heart of London, police said Sunday, after a vehicle veered off the road and mowed down pedestrians on...   (Yui Mok)

The UK wasted no time in its response to the terror attack on London Bridge on Saturday, with London Metropolitan Police announcing Sunday that they had arrested 12 people in connection, reports the BBC. Police are continuing to carry out searches, and the AP reports that they say the investigation is moving quickly. Meanwhile, London Mayor Sadiq Kahn told Londoners to expect an increased police force in coming days and not to be alarmed. That earned a rebuke from President Trump, who tweeted that "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'" and a call to "stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don't get smart it will only get worse". (Read more London stories.)

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