Londoners Try To Get Back To Normal After Weekend Attack

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LONDON (CBSMiami) – Londoners are getting back to work after a deadly terror attack over the weekend.

At least seven people were killed and about 50 people hurt, including two Americans, when three men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge Saturday night and then got out and stabbed people in a busy restaurant area before police shot and killed them.

Canadian Christine Archibald was among the victims. She was with her fiance on a business trip. His brother told Canadian TV what happened.

“He saw the mayhem, the van hitting people, he ran up tried CPR, she passed in his arms,” said Mark Ferguson.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the violence. Police say they know who the attackers are but they are not naming them yet.

Over the weekend, the hunt for accomplices continued in East London, several people were rounded up at two locations.

“We’re trying to find out whether anyone was helping them and to understand the background to this attack as best we possibly can,” said Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick.

Police swarmed an apartment building in the suburb of Barking, taking four men and several women into custody. A resident there said he recognized one of the three men killed by police after allegedly carrying out the attacks as his neighbor.

“He had a wife and two children, a toddler and a recently born baby,” said Furqan Nabi.

The suspected terrorists used a van to mow down pedestrians on London Bridge before crashing the vehicle and then stabbing people at random in Borough Market.

“They didn’t have no remorse, I saw the look in their eyes, they were pure evil eyes,” said Gerard Vowls who survived the attack.

There will be a public vigil for Monday night at London’s City Hall.

The attack along the London Bridge came just two weeks after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert about 200 miles away in Manchester.

The pop star returned to the stage in Manchester on Sunday for an emotional event which raised money for the victims.

“An amazing way to sort of celebrate everyone lives that they’ve lost,” said 22-year-old Alice Holland.

Prime Minister Theresa May wants tougher security measures after the third major attack in England in three months.

“This was an attack on London and the United Kingdom but it was also an attack on the free world,” said May.

Back in the U.S., in his first public comment on the recent attack, President Donald Trump vowed Sunday to protect Americans from terrorists.

“We renew our resolve, stronger than ever before, to protect the United States and its allies from a vile enemy,” said President Trump.

The Department of Homeland Security says there is no credible threat to the U-S at this time.

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