Europe’s police forces on high alert after London attack

Mark Ross
By Mark Ross
March 23, 2017World News

Police across Europe are on alert Thursday, March 23, after the attack in London on Wednesday, March 22.

British police have arrested seven people potentially related to the lone attacker who drove through a crowd on Westminster Bridge and rammed the outside gate at Westminster Palace, home to Britain’s Houses of Parliament.

The driver then killed a police officer before being shot to death himself.

Belgium was marking the anniversary of a trio of bombings, which killed 32 people in Brussels when news of the London assault came through.

A trio of Belgian nationals set off two bombs in Zaventem Airport and one in the Maelbeek metro station a year ago yesterday. Much of the Belgian capital was taking time to honor those victims while the London attacker was plowing through the crowd on Westminster Bridge.

Belgian police have increased patrols in the capital, wary of another attack.

Police in Rome have cordoned off the Parliament building.

Thousands of reinforcements have been summoned to prepare for the upcoming EU summit, which 27 EU leaders—all save Britain’s Theresa May—will attend.

In Berlin, police have surrounded all the major government buildings.

The British Embassy in Germany had its flag at half-staff to honor the London victims.


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