Metropolitan Police Say Westminster Attack Was ‘Islamist Related Terrorism’

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The Metropolitan Police Service have held another press conference outside New Scotland Yard, updating the death toll and revealing the name of fallen officer Keith Palmer.

PC Keith Palmer was a 48 year old husband and father with 15 years of police service, the Met have confirmed.

Acting Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, Mark Rowley, also told journalists that a total of five people, including the attacker and police officer, have lost their lives as a result of Wednesday’s attacks.

40 people are injured, some with life-changing injuries, which a much higher number than many had previously assumed.

Mark Rowley, asked about the suspect, said the Metropolitan Police believe the incident was “Islamist-related terrorism,” adding that they have an idea of the identity of the terrorist suspect but are unable to confirm any details at this time.

Previously, the Metropolitan Police said there’s a “full counter terrorism investigation” already underway.

Theresa May making statement – Fox News

In a statement outside Downing Street, Theresa May said the attack will not change the way of London Life.

“Tomorrow morning, Parliament will meet as normal, we will come together as normal, and Londoners and others from around the world who’ve come here to visit this great city will get up and go about their day as normal.”

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