London terror attack: Donald Trump offers to assist UK after Westminster incident

·Freelance Writer

Donald Trump has offered to assist UK authorities in any way following the terror attack in Westminster that has left at least one person dead.

The President described incident in London – that saw an assailant mow down pedestrians before stabbing a policeman – as “big news” as world leaders reacted with shock to what happened.

According to US network NBC, Mr Trump told reporters: “I was just getting an update on London.

“Some big news having to do with London just happened.”

<em>Two people have so far died as a result of the incident (PA)</em>
Two people have so far died as a result of the incident (PA)

The US State Department said it was ready to assist the UK authorities in any way.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said: “We are following the concerning situation outside the UK Parliament.

“Our hearts go out to those affected. We stand ready to assist in any way the UK authorities would find helpful.

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“The safety and security of US citizens overseas is one of our priorities. Our embassy in London is monitoring the situation closely.”

Other world leaders have begun to react to the shocking attack.

Gibraltar’s chief minister Fabian Picardo said: “Shocked at attack on London. Yesterday I spent the day at Westminster. Luckily not today.

Roads around Westminster have been closed while police deal with the aftermath of the attack (PA)
Roads around Westminster have been closed while police deal with the aftermath of the attack (PA)

“London’s Parliament is the mother of democracy!”

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte added: “Horrible images from London. The very heart of the city has been struck.

“Our thoughts are with the British people.”

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