London Returns to Daily Life Following Terrorist Attack


Source: Lipinski/AP

After an attacker plowed down pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge and stabbed a police officer before being shot, the UK’s capital city has returned to daily life with their typical British stoicism.

Commuters on London’s underground were greeted this morning by heartwarming notes at various stations.

Isis have claimed responsibility for the attack in which British born Muslim Khalid Masood plowed down pedestrians with his vehicle, before stabbing and killing 48-year-old police officer Keith Palmer. So far a total of 5 people have died including Constable Palmer and the attacker. The number of fatalities also includes an American tourist who was in London celebrating his wedding anniversary with his wife.

At least 50 people were injured, with 31 requiring hospital treatment.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said the attacker had been previously investigated by MI5 “some years ago” but was not part of the “current intelligence picture.”

President Trump spoke with the Prime Minister to offer condolences.