Report: American Was Shot During London Attack

Unidentified man is expected to survive
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2017 11:15 AM CDT
Report: American Was Shot During London Attack
Forensic police investigate an area in the London Bridge area of London on Monday.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

British authorities have said that police inadvertently shot a bystander while subduing three London attackers Saturday night, and it now appears that the bystander was American. The good news is that the unidentified man is expected to survive. NBC News quotes an employee of a bar in Borough Market who recounts the scene as the assailants were rampaging outside. "I got people to start evacuating inside from our little garden that we have," he says. "Then I heard shooting and I saw an American guy get shot in the head."

The man had been inside the pub, near a window, he recalls. The US Embassy hasn't confirmed whether an American was injured. Meanwhile, investigators say they know the identities of all three attackers but will wait for the investigation to unfold before making the names public, reports the BBC. (One of the people killed has been identified: a 30-year-old Canadian woman who died in her fiance's arms.)

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