London Hit With Another Bomb
Britain was hit by a terrorist attack on Friday morning, when a homemade bomb exploded on a crowded London Underground train, injuring commuters, and drawing a heavy response from armed police officers and emergency workers.
The device exploded at 8:20 a.m. on a District Line train leaving the Parsons Green station in Southwest London.
At least 22 people were hospitalized, several of whom had apparently been injured as panicked commuters fled. None had life-threatening injuries.
“This was a detonation of an improvised explosive device,” Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley of the Metropolitan Police, a top counterterrorism official, said at a news conference.
The authorities immediately beefed up security around the transit system, as hundreds of police officers and detectives combed the scene for clues. Police response has also seen other buses stopped across London.
Second Bomb Deactivated
Photos shared on social media show armed police surrounding the red Transport for London bus on Chelsea Bridge, while new tweets show a second bomb was likely involved.
— John Davis (@TheFoundingSon) September 15, 2017
The Mayor of London and Metropolitan police have confirmed that the act is being considered terrorist in nature.
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) September 15, 2017
World Leaders Comment
Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner.The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2017
We stand with PM May and the people of Britain in our common fight against the forces of terror. @Number10gov
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) September 15, 2017
Justin Trudeau Retweets
The courageous people of Britain will never be intimidated by terrorism. Our thoughts are w/ the victims + 1st responders!
— Ralph Goodale (@RalphGoodale) September 15, 2017