Arsenal jersey helps neighbours identify Pakistan-origin man as London attacker
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 07, 2017,
Jun 07, 2017, 15:17
British police on Monday identified two of the three men who killed seven people during a weekend terror attack - including one man who came to England from Pakistan with his asylum-seeking parents.
"All the three terrorists responsible for the Saturday night's terror attack at London Bridge have been identified and their names will released by police as soon as operationally possible", May said, answering questions after her address at the Royal United Services Institute.
Seven died and 48 others were injured when three knifemen ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed people in Borough Market.
According to the Amaq news agency which is associated with the organization, IS confirmed in a message distributed over social media that "a security unit of Islamic State fighters perpetrated (Saturday's) attack".
All three men were confronted and shot dead by armed officers within eight minutes of the first call.
He said that British Prime Minister Theresa May was right to emphasize the threat of radical Islamic terrorism in the wake of the attack, but she has to show that it's not just talk. Eleven people remain in custody as police continue to search multiple residences in east London.
Archibald would have had "no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death", her family said in a statement. They said he was friendly and polite, saying the he was known for attending barbecues, playing with local children and giving out candies in the nearby park.
"Chrissy was a bright light to many, and her generosity, kind spirit and huge heart for her work in responding to issues of addictions and homelessness at the centre inspired us all", the Calgary-based charity said.
Ms Archibald died in the arms of her fiance, Tyler Ferguson, on the bridge.
"The commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has said that the Met is well-resourced, and they are, and that they have very powerful counterterrorism capabilities and they do", May said.
This is the third attack in Britain in as many months.
On Sunday night, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, although the group provided no evidence for its involvement or details of the attack.
The city of London is convening a public vigil for those killed and wounded at 6pm on Monday at Potters Fields Parks, a statement from Mayor Sadiq Khan's office said. Al-Muhajiroun has also been linked to Michael Adebolajo, one of the men convicted of slaying British soldier Lee Rigby near a military barracks in southeast London in 2013.
Of the 48 people taken to hospital after the attack, 36 are now being treated in London hospitals while 18 remain in critical condition, the statement said.
"We in this country have faced a terrorist threat throughout my life - it changed and morphed and we will change and adapt to what appears to be a new reality for us", she said.
Christine Archibald, 30, was the first to be named.
He added: "I was telling everyone, 'Go, go, go".
Police also shot a bystander as they killed the attackers, but said the person was expected to survive.