London Police Arrest Another Attack Suspect

Posted June 10, 2017

Former U.S. Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper said in a speech to Australia's National Press Club: "Unfortunately, on a serious note, I am compelled to acknowledge the tragic loss of two Australian citizens in the mindless, heinous terrorist attack in London".

The Metropolitan Police said the body was found Tuesday downstream from the bridge.

"Formal identification has not yet taken place, however Mr. Thomas' next of kin have been informed of this development". The other two attackers were Pakistan-born Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane. Nearly 50 were wounded.

Thomas was walking with his girlfriend Christine Delcros across the bridge on Saturday night while visiting London on holiday.

Police today revealed that they have found the body of French tourist Xavier Thomas, 45, in the River Thames.

Police said Zaghba was an Italian national of Moroccan descent, living in east London.

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Two men are now in custody on suspicion of violating the Terrorism Act. He was not charged, but local police monitored him carefully and said they had tipped off Britain when he subsequently moved to London. All others who had been arrested have been released without facing charges.

Closed circuit TV footage, which appeared online and in British media, showed the attackers - Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba - cornering a victim and starting to stab him before the police is seen arriving and opening fire. "Tell them Chrissy sent you", her family said in a statement. His name had also been flagged in 2015 by F.B.I. informant Jesse Morton who told authorities he had met Butt in an extremist internet chatroom used by Anjem Choudary, one of Europe's most prolific hate preachers who was jailed a year ago for his support of the Islamic State group, according to a British government official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the ongoing attack investigation.

Rome: The mother of the Italian-Moroccan jihadi who helped carry out a deadly attack in London last week said on Tuesday, June 6, she had tried to keep her son from falling under the sway of ISIS ideology, but the internet and his London friends changed him.

In March 2016, during a visit to Italy, Zaghba was stopped at Bologna airport with a one-way ticket to Turkey by police who suspected he was headed for Syria. The company did not immediately respond to Associated Press requests for more information.

Meanwhile, London police have taken down much of the security cordon they initially placed around the crime scene, leaving only Borough Market and some areas nearby still closed.