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London Arrests 2nd Suspect in Subway Attack

UK remains at critical threat level, believes another attack is imminent

(Newser) - London police say a second man has been arrested in connection with the London subway attack. Police said Sunday that a 21-year-old man was arrested late Saturday in west London and is being held under the Terrorism Act. He is being questioned at a south London police station but has...

Why the Fake Suicide Belts? 'Maximum Fear,' Say Cops

London police release images of the phony devices

(Newser) - The London Bridge attackers wore fake suicide belts to create "maximum fear" as they carried out their rampage, police said Sunday. The Metropolitan Police released photographs of the blood-splattered belts, which were made from plastic water bottles wrapped in duct tape, per the AP . Attackers Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane,...

Moment of Silence for London Gets Awkward on Soccer Field

Saudi Arabia team declined to participate

(Newser) - When the stadium announcer called for a minute's silence to honor the victims of last weekend's London attack, the 11 Australian players on the field lined up at the center circle with arms on their teammates' shoulders. Their opponents from Saudi Arabia, however, milled about separately on the...

Video Shows London Attackers Laughing 5 Days Earlier

Another video shows the final clash with police

(Newser) - Two videos of note have emerged about the three men who staged the London terror attack, one showing them together outside a gym less than a week before the violence and the other showing their fatal clash with police:
  • The meeting: The Times of London obtained CCTV footage of Khuram

Britain May Have Found 8th Victim in London Attack

Body in Thames still to be officially identified as that of Frenchman Xavier Thomas

(Newser) - A man who went missing after last week's London terror attack may have been found. Scotland Yard reports a body was discovered in the Thames near the East London district of Limehouse as police searched for Xavier Thomas, 45, who vanished after the attack, per the BBC . Police had...

Missing Man May Be 8th Victim of London Attack

Meanwhile, Irish police arrested another man in connection with the attack

(Newser) - 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...

One London Suspect Slipped 'Through the Net'

Khuram Shazad Butt was known to police

(Newser) - One of the three suspects in the London Bridge attack was known to police. Khuram Shazad Butt , who may have had links to jihadist group Al-Muhajiroun, had been the subject of a Metropolitan Police investigation beginning in 2015. However, the investigation was "prioritized in the lower echelons" because "...

'Unprecedented' Step Taken by Imams on UK Terrorists

More than 130 Muslim religious leaders pen letter slamming 'reprehensible actions'

(Newser) - As England continues to flesh out the details of two terror attacks there over the past two weeks, one group has taken what BuzzFeed calls an "unprecedented" stand against the perpetrators. More than 130 imams and other Muslim religious leaders from "diverse" backgrounds across the UK have penned...

Conway Blames Media for Trump's London Tweet Controversy

The senior adviser criticized media's 'obsession' with Twitter

(Newser) - President Trump had choice words on Twitter for London Mayor Sadiq Khan following Saturday’s London Bridge terror attack , but senior adviser Kellyanne Conway doesn’t think an apology is needed … from Trump, at least. Instead, Conway blasted the media for its "obsession" over Trump’s tweets, reports...

2 Suspects in London Attack Named by Police

Khuram Shazad Butt a British citizen; Rachid Redouane said to be Libyan/Moroccan

(Newser) - Police in London have named two of the three suspects in the van and knife attack near London Bridge that left seven people dead, the AP reports. London police say 27-year-old Khuram Shazad Butt was a British citizen born in Pakistan, while Rachid Redouane had claimed both Libyan and Moroccan...

Report: American Was Shot During London Attack

Unidentified man is expected to survive

(Newser) - British authorities have said that police inadvertently shot a bystander while subduing three London attackers Saturday night, and it now appears that the bystander was American. The good news is that the unidentified man is expected to survive. NBC News quotes an employee of a bar in Borough Market who...

Weeks After UK Attack, 31-Year-Old Victim Dies

5th victim Andreea Cristea ended up in Thames after car plowed into pedestrians

(Newser) - The victim death toll from the London terror attack last month is now at five after a woman pulled from the Thames was taken off life support Thursday and died, the New York Times reports. Andreea Cristea, a 31-year-old architect from Romania, had been on the Westminster Bridge on March...

London Attacker Made an Unusual Test Run

Attack lasted just 82 seconds

(Newser) - Khalid Masood , the man behind Britain's worst terrorist attack in more than a decade, prepared in advance for last week's London rampage but not in the way a trained terrorist would be expected to, security officials say. According to GPS data from his vehicle, the 52-year-old performed...

Police Release New Details on London Attacker

He was born Adrian Russell Ajao

(Newser) - Khalid Masood, the man responsible for the attack outside Britain's Parliament that killed four people and wounded 50, was born Adrian Russell Ajao, London's top counterterror officer said Friday. Mark Rowley revealed the name in a briefing outside Scotland Yard in which he also announced two more "...

Woman Pulled From Thames Following London Attack ID'd

And a fourth victim has died

(Newser) - The woman pulled seriously injured from the Thames following the London terror attack has been identified as 29-year-old Romanian architect Andreea Christea, the Independent reports. She was visiting London with her boyfriend for his birthday Wednesday. Cristea was on the Westminster Bridge when a car drove into pedestrians, according to...

Utah Man Killed in London Terror Attack

Kurt Cochran, 54, was killed; wife Melissa seriously injured

(Newser) - Not much was initially revealed about the two civilians killed in Wednesday's terror attack in London, which also ended in the death of a British cop and the attacker being gunned down by police, but now there are a few details on at least one of the deceased: a...

London Attacker Born in UK, Was ISIS 'Soldier': Reports
Britain Identifies
52-Year-Old London Attacker

Britain Identifies 52-Year-Old London Attacker

Theresa May says Khalid Masood was known but 'peripheral' figure to police, intel

(Newser) - Details are still trickling out about Wednesday's terror attack in London , and the BBC and the New York Times report that the attacker was identified Thursday by Metropolitan Police as 52-year Khalid Masood, who had been convicted for a series of non-terrorism-related crimes over a span of at least...

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