We have a very sad news, among the people who died in the recent terrorist attack, in London is an American man on vacation. Curt Cochran an American man from Utah who along with his wife celebrating their wedding anniversary were caught in the recent terror attack in London.
The couple was walking along Westminster Bridge, they were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary and were scheduled to fly back home on 23rd of March were caught into the terrorist attack. Curt died in the incident and his wife Melissa is hospitalized with serious injuries.
Curt Cochran American Victim caught in London Terrorist Attack
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The attacker Khalid Masood 52, we now know acted alone according to the British government. The terrorist group Isis is claiming credit for this attack.
According to the London Metropolitan Police, Masood was not the subject of any current investigations and there was no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack.
British authorities stated that he was known to intelligence services but they did not know of this plot.
To add more agony to the British side the attacker is a 100% British-born citizen born in Kent in southeast England. Masood was recently living in the West Midlands region of central England.
Thank you, Kurt Cochran. We and Summerfest will miss you. pic.twitter.com/6X9ExaX5XD— BDAC (@BDAC2) March 23, 2017
The Terrorist took a Hyundai SUV car and drove it 800 feet across Westminster Bridge. Three civilians were killed on the spot. Later the attacker was shot dead outside of the Parliament after killing an unarmed policeman.
Policeman Keith Palmer who got killed by Terrorist Khalid Masood
On 23rd May, Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to the British people about what they've been through and who and they are.
yesterday an act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy, but today we meet as normal, as generations have done before us and as future generations will continue to do, to deliver a simple message that we are not afraid
Overnight after the incident Police raided houses in London and Birmingham. They arrested eight suspects as they try to unravel this worst terrorist attack in the United Kingdom in more than a decade.