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White House Offers Support for UK After Horrific London Bridge Attack

The White House issued a statement Friday following a stabbing attack on the London Bridge in the United Kingdom that police described as terror-related.

“President Trump has been briefed on this mornings attack at the London Bridge and is monitoring the situation,” said White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere.

“The United States strongly condemns all horrific acts of violence on innocent people, and we pledge our full support to our ally, the United Kingdom,” the White House statement added.

Police confirmed they were alerted at around 2 p.m. local time a stabbing near London Bridge, the scene of a deadly attack by terrorists two years ago.

The scene on London Bridge in the aftermath of a reported shooting, in London
The scene on London Bridge in the aftermath of a reported shooting, in London
The scene on London Bridge in the aftermath of a reported shooting, in London, Britain on Nov. 29, 2019 in this still image obtained from a social media video. (Luke Poulton via Reuters)

Police said the suspect, who has not been identified, died at the scene.

“A male suspect was shot by specialist armed officers from the City of London police and I can confirm that this suspect died at the scene,” the United Kingdoms top counter-terrorism officer, Neil Basu, told Reuters.

The suspect was wearing what is believed to be a fake suicide vest.

“A number of other people received injuries during this incident,” Basu added. “We believe a device that was strapped to the body of the suspect was a hoax explosive device.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said that some of the victims who were stabbed were in serious condition, according to The Telegraph.

We sent a number of ambulance crews and our specialist response teams to the incident at London Bridge.

Were working closely with the other emergency services, and more information will follow when we have it.

Please continue to follow us and @metpoliceuk for the latest. pic.twitter.com/1nMuF7JY0p

— London Ambulance Service (@Ldn_Ambulance) November 29, 2019

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