Newly published video showing British Prime Minister Theresa May being rushed out of Parliament while an attack unfolded nearby seems to show some confusion and delays on the part of her security detail.
British police are combing through “massive amounts of computer data,” have searched more than 20 sites and have contacted thousands of witnesses in a vast operation to trace how a British man became radicalized and launched a deadly attack on Parliament, a senior official said Friday.
Before he killed at least four people in Britain’s deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, Khalid Masood was considered by intelligence officers to be a criminal who posed little serious threat.
Queen Elizabeth II, who embodies the British mantra of keeping calm and carrying on, helped steady her unnerved people Thursday with a message of condolence following a shocking terror attack Wednesday in the heart of British power in central London.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday that an attack near parliament in London was an attack on the world, but that he believed the world could turn a “tide of hate” and Britain would share information of emerging threats with partners.
Police on Thursday identified the assailant who killed three people and injured dozens in a terror attack before being fatally shot by police as Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old British man with a lengthy rap sheet but no known terrorism convictions.