Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has responded to the attacks in London today.
Police in London have confirmed that four people have died and at least 20 people have been injured following the attack, which has been declared a “terrorist incident” by the city’s Metropolitan Police.
“The attack started when a car was driven over Westminster Bridge, hitting and injuring a number of members of the public and three police officers who were on their way back from a commendation ceremony,” Mark Rowley, the national lead for Counter Terrorism Policing and the Acting Deputy Commissioner, said.
“The car then crashed near to Parliament and at least one man – armed with a knife – continued the attack, trying to enter Parliament.”
This afternoon, Justin Trudeau took to Twitter to respond to the unfolding events:
Our thoughts are with the victims of today’s attack in London & their families. Canadians remain united with the people of the UK.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 22, 2017
In Ontario, Premier Kathleen Wynne also issued brief a statement regarding the attack in London:
Shocked & saddened by the news out of London. My thoughts are with those affected by the attacks. Now more than ever we must stand together.
— Kathleen Wynne (@Kathleen_Wynne) March 22, 2017
Mayor John Tory also issued a statement this afternoon, saying that “Toronto stands united with London”:
Saddened by news of an attack outside UK Parliament. My thoughts are with those affected by this terror. Toronto stands united with London.
— John Tory (@JohnTory) March 22, 2017