WTI – Death toll rises to five & other key points from third statement by police

Acting Deputy Commissioner Mark Rowley has made his second statement regarding the attack, and the third statement for the police overall. Here are the key points:

  • The police officer killed has been named as Keith Palmer, a 48-year-old husband and father with fifteen years of service under his belt,
  • He has confirmed that five people, including the attacker died today, with at least forty injured,
  • He indicated that the police have an idea as to the identity of the attacker, but declined to comment further out of cautiousness,
  • He further indicated that the attacker was thought to have been inspired by international terrorism, but again declined to comment further,
  • He added that he recognises Britain’s Muslim communities “will feel vulnerable at this time, given the past actions of right-wing extremists”.

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