Police name 2 suspects of London Bridge attack

British police on Monday named two of the three attackers who killed seven people near London Bridge late on Saturday and injured dozens more, and said one of them was previously known to the security services.

Khuram Shazad Butt was a 27-year-old Pakistan-born Briton known to authorities, according to a statement issued by London police.

Three men fled the van with large knives and attacked people at bars and restaurants in nearby Borough Market, police and witnesses said.

The ringleader of the London Bridge terror attack, a 27-year-old man of Pakistani origin, had once been filmed unfurling an ISIS flag in a documentary by British Channel 4.

Scotland Yard said Butt was known to police two years ago but with no intelligence suggesting an attack.

Rachid Redouane, 30, claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan, and used a different last name as well as a different birthdate, the police said.

Police said they were still working to establish the identity of the third attacker.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Police Commissioner Cressida Dick have toured the site of the London Bridge attack and praised the quick police work that they said prevented further deaths.

Khan and Trump's feud dates back to the Paris attacks of November 2015, but was reignited after the London Bridge terrorist incident that killed 7 and injured 48.

Butt had been reported to the anti-terror police on at least two occasions, it claimed.

Speaking to those gathered, Mayor Sadiq Khan decried the attackers, saying: "You will not win".

ISIS said its "soldiers" carried out the attack.

Thirty-year-old Christine Archibald was a social worker who earned her degree in Calgary and worked at a homeless shelter in that city before moving to Europe to be with her fiance.

May says police saved "countless lives" by killing the three London bridge attackers within eight minutes on Saturday night.

The arrests were made at a pair of locations in the London suburb of Barking. "Witnesses said people threw chairs and pint glasses at the men, who wore what police said were fake explosive vests".

A focus on security would normally be expected to help the prospects of May's Conservative Party in the coming general election.

Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on Monday condemned what she called the media's "obsession with covering everything he says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president".

Daniel O'Neill, 23, had just stepped outside a pub near Borough Market when he was attacked, his mother, Elizabeth, told reporters Sunday outside Kings College Hospital in London.

Most of the London Underground stations reopened in the neighborhood where the attack took place, allowing normal life and commerce to resume after more than 24 hours of lockdown.

  • Leroy Wright