Suspected terrorists who attacked Londoners killed in a hail of police gunfire

Seven people were killed in a suspected terrorist attack in central London on Saturday night in London. The assailants, described only as males, were shot to death by police officers from Scotland Yard.

According to police reports, a white van struck several pedestrians on London Bridge just after 22:00 BST [British Standard Time]. Three suspects then abandoned their vehicle and proceeded to stab a number of people in Borough Market, south of the famous London Bridge. Armed officers confronted and shot the suspects within eight minutes. Responding police officers stated that about 30 people rushed to a number of city hospitals.

In response to the Saturday night terrorist attack in Great Britain, the Conservative Base’s editor, a former law enforcement official and adviser to the 13,000-member National Association of Chiefs of Police, monitored long-distance the press statements being made by officials. The communication with the British cops occurred at 12:25 a.m. (et) on Sunday.

The briefing was held by Assistant Police Commissioner Mark Rowley of the Metropolitan Police Department (Scotland Yard) in London and others in Scotland Yard and the British Home Office.

According to Commissioner Rowley: “Since late yesterday evening [Saturday, 3 June], the Metropolitan Police Service has been responding to incidents in the London Bridge and Borough Market areas of south London. We are treating this as a terrorist incident and a full investigation is already underway, led by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.”

The series of events were then described:

  • At 22:08hrs yesterday evening we began to receive reports that a vehicle had struck pedestrians on London Bridge.
  • The vehicle continued to drive from London Bridge to Borough Marke
  • The suspects then left the vehicle and a number of people were stabbed, including an on-duty British Transport Police officer who was responding to the incident at London Bridge. He received serious but not life-threatening injuries. His family has been informed.
  • Armed officers responded very quickly and bravely, confronting three male suspects who were shot and killed in Borough Market. The suspects had been confronted and shot by the police within eight minutes of the first call. The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests but these were later established to be hoaxes.
The suspected white van abandoned by terrorists was processed by police detectives with Scotland Yard.
The suspected white van abandoned by terrorists was processed by police detectives with Scotland Yard.

“The ongoing operation is led by the Met, working closely with British Transport Police, City of London Police, the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade,” said Rowley.

“At this stage, we believe that six people have died in addition to the three attackers shot dead by police. And at least 20 casualties have been taken to six hospitals across London.

“I’d like to repeat our request for the public to avoid the following areas: London Bridge and Borough Market. This is to allow emergency services to deal with this incident.

“The investigation is being led by the Counter Terrorism Command and we would ask anybody who has images or film of the incident to pass those to police by uploading it at

“Our thoughts are with all those involved and those responding to both incidents. Those who are concerned about a loved one can contact the Casualty Bureau on 0800 0961 233.

“We are reviewing and planning to strengthen our policing stance across London over the forthcoming days, and there will be additional police and officers deployed across the Capital.”


Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

One thought on “Suspected terrorists who attacked Londoners killed in a hail of police gunfire

  • June 4, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    I am surprised the people of the UK stand for this. It is time to round up the Muslims and throw them out of the country. I know….”they are not all bad.” NOT TRUE. When the rubber meets the road even the nice ones will kill if ordered to do so. Europe is being invaded and needs to defend itself. I only pray the morons in the US do not allow this to happen but I can see it already in progress. The Muslims are out to conquer not assimilate and it is as simple as that.


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