Canadian killed in London terror attack: Trudeau

British Prime Minister Theresa May claimed there was "too much tolerance" of Islamist extremism in the United Kingdom as she vowed a clampdown in the wake of the third terror attack to hit the United Kingdom this year.

According to U.K.'s The Independent, eyewitnesses told police three people seemingly exited the van and began attacking people with knives as they ran toward nearby Borough Market, a busy section of central London. The assault ended when police officers shot them dead a few hundred yards from where it started.

The attack came only minutes after the end of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus, in an area teeming with bars where many fans were watching the football on television.

Rowley said police were making significant progress in identifying the three attackers, but gave no details.

He said he was "heartbroken to learn that a Canadian is among those who lost their lives".

An on-duty British Transport Police officer received "serious injuries" including head, face and leg wounds, as he responded to calls for help from the public.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan asked "all Londoners and visitors to our city to remain calm and vigilant".

And Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Grimes, a Democrat, said Trump was stoking "fear and hate" with his response. "GOD BLESS!" Trump wrote on Saturday.

"We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people".

"We believe three people were involved, but we still have got some more inquiries to do to be 100 percent confident in that", he said. "I threw something at them, maybe like a stool, a chair", he said.

The 68-year-old said: "We do need to have some hard conversations, starting with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states that have funded and fuelled extremist ideology".

In total 48 people were taken to five hospitals across London.

"It was horrific", he said.

"I turned around and saw this man with this huge blade and I just ran as fast as I could to the nearest pub".

"Donald Trump's ignorant view of Islam could make both our countries less safe - it risks alienating mainstream Muslims around the world and plays into the hands of the extremists", Khan said past year, when Trump was still campaigning. Among the wounded were German, French and Spanish citizens, officials said. There they stabbed people in several different restaurants. "It could have happened to me too".

Most police officers in Britain are not armed and it is unusual for officers to fire their guns. Masood was shot dead by police. Police later said Masood had no links to extremist groups such as ISIS or al-Qaeda.

Less than two weeks ago, a suicide bomber killed 22 children and adults at a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England. Abedi died at the scene. Grande and other stars are scheduled to perform a benefit concert for victims under tight security in Manchester Sunday night.

Mrs May set out a four-pronged strategy to tackle terror by countering radical ideology; clamping down on online extremism; preventing the growth of segregated communities; and giving extra powers to police, security agencies and courts.

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley held a press conference with the latest updates on the London Bridge terror attack.

The main political parties have all suspended their General Election campaigns in the aftermath of the attack. It is not clear if campaigning will resume in the final days before the vote.

Bacon reported from McLean, Va.

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