As protesters and counter-protesters clash in the United States today at a number of March Against Sharia rallies across the country, investigators in the U.K. are releasing more information about the London Bridge attack that took place one week ago tonight.
Tonight we stand united with the community of London Bridge and Borough. London will never be cowed by terrorism #NightForLondon
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) June 10, 2017
As Twitchy reported Monday, police had arrested 12 people in connection with the attack on Sunday but all were released without charge. However, ABC News reports that police arrested a 28-year-old man this morning and detained him under the Terrorism Act.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 10, 2017
Police also released an image of one of the knives used in the London Bridge attack, after the attackers ran down pedestrians, ditched their rental van and headed to the crowded Borough Market. They’re described as Ernesto brand ceramic kitchen knives, the handles of which the attackers had wrapped with grip tape and attached a leather wrist strap.
Police also revealed the terrorists had stored several petrol bombs in their rental van, but they were shot before they had a chance to deploy them. Further, they had hoped to rent a much larger 7.5 ton truck to maximize their killing power, but in a fortunate development, Khuram Shazad Butt’s payment was declined.
The London Bridge attackers tried to hire a seven-and-a-half tonne lorry to carry out their attack, police say https://t.co/wyF4j1IRXE
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) June 9, 2017
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) June 10, 2017
Finally, police found “a copy of the Quran opened at a page ‘describing martyrdom’ at one of the attackers’ houses.”
Tonight, the British Red Cross is hosting a “Night for London” and encouraging people to head out and carry on as usual.
— British Red Cross (@BritishRedCross) June 7, 2017
— George Osborne (@George_Osborne) June 10, 2017
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‘Good Morning, Jihadis’? London Bridge attacker STARRED in jihadi documentary, police did NOTHING https://t.co/wAklZFF0Xb
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 5, 2017