Missing Man May Be 8th Victim of London Attack

Meanwhile, Irish police arrested another man in connection with the attack
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2017 6:10 PM CDT
Another Arrest, Potential 8th Death in London Attack
A woman at looks at flowers placed for attack victims at Potters Field Park in London, Tuesday, June 6, 2017.   (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Tuesday brought reports of another arrest and a potential eighth death in connection with Saturday's attack in London. Irish police arrested a man in his 30s under the Theft and Fraud Offenses Act on Tuesday south of Dublin, the AP reports. Police are questioning the unidentified man about documentation related to Rachid Redouane, one of the three attackers. Redouane had spent time in Ireland before being shot and killed by police Saturday in London.

Saturday's attack killed seven people and injured nearly 50. But police fear there may be an eighth victim dead, the Telegraph reports. Frenchman Xavier Thomas, 45, and his girlfriend were visiting London for the weekend and were walking on the London Bridge during the attack. Thomas' girlfriend was seriously injured, but Thomas hasn't been seen since. Based on witness statements, police believe it's possible he was hit by the van driven by the attackers and thrown into the River Thames. However, officers haven't found any bodies in the river. (More London terror attack stories.)

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