Britain's transport police chief praised the actions of one of his officers injured in the attack who took on the assailants armed only with a baton.
"The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests but these were later established to be hoaxes", said Mark Rowley, Met Police Assistant Commissioner and the UK's anti-terrorism lead. May said the recent attacks were not connected by common networks in terms of their planning and execution. Twenty-one remained in critical condition Sunday. It's time to say "enough is enough". A spokesman of the British counter-terrorism police said the arrests were made following a raid on a block of flats in Barking.
British Prime Minister Theresa May blamed "evil" Islamist ideology Sunday for an attack by knife-wielding men who mowed down and stabbed revellers in London, killing seven, as police said they had arrested 12 suspects.
People in the United Kingdom have responded to the deadly London Bridge attack with sorrow and distinctly British humour, hailing a man pictured walking away from the mayhem holding a pint of beer as a tongue-in-cheek symbol of defiance. "I am heartbroken that a Canadian is among those killed", Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement Sunday morning.
"No reason to be alarmed", Khan said, describing a more visible presence as "one of things the police and all of us need to do to make sure we are as safe as we possibly can be".
Police had shot dead the three men eight minutes from when they got the first call.
Romanian chef Florin Morariu, who works in the Bread Ahead bakery, said he saw people running, and some fainting, and then two people approach another and "began to stick the knife in. and then I froze and I didn't know what to do".More news: Polls show conflicting outcomes for UK's May in next week's election
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"As they left I was going "Oi, oi, cowards!"
"Perpetrators are inspired to attack not only on the basis of carefully constructed plots. and not even as lone attackers radicalised online, but by copying one another and often using the crudest of means of attack". Grande and other stars are scheduled to perform a benefit concert for victims under tight security in Manchester Sunday night.
Britain was already on high alert following the recent attack on a concert by USA pop star Ariana Grande in Manchester, northwest England, in which seven children were among the dead.
The London Ambulance Service said at least 48 people were taken to five hospitals and others were treated at the scene. We wound up with this president because millions of Republicans could not prioritize character, decency and overall fitness to serve over their mundane and frankly petty partisan wish list (28 percent top marginal tax rate!).
Veronica Oladapo, 45, who lives nearby, told the Evening Independent she saw police taking four men and a woman away. "He's lived here for about three years", one man told the Associated Press.
The rampage had harrowing echoes of the attack on Westminster Bridge in March, when British Muslim convert Khalid Masood rammed his vehicle into pedestrians before crashing into the barriers surrounding the parliament building.
Saturday's rampage is the latest in a string of attacks to hit Europe, including in Paris, Berlin and Saint Petersburg, and the French, German and Russian leaders sent messages of support.