London police arrest 6 as attack footage is released

Youssef Zaghba was the last member identified of the trio of jihadis who killed seven people on Saturday night during a van and knife attack in London.

Commander Dean Haydon, head of the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command, revealed that Butt had attempted to hire a lorry online on the morning of the atrocity.

Shortly before 1700 GMT, Butt received a text message confirming his hire of a Renault van instead.

Less than two weeks earlier, a suicide bomber had killed 22 adults and children at a pop concert in Manchester and, in March, five people died after a vehicle was driven into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge.

Saturday night's rampage, in which Butt, Zaghba and Rachid Redouane drove into pedestrians on London Bridge before slitting throats and stabbing people in the bustling Borough Market area, was Britain's third Islamist attack in as many months.

Police had already named Butt and Redouane, a 30-year-old who claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan.

The family of an off-duty police officer, Charlie Guenigault, who has been hailed as a hero for running toward the attackers, praised his bravery and said he would likely do the same again if faced with the same situation.

Last July, a 31-year-old Tunisian extremist rammed a 19-tonne truck through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riviera city of Nice, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400.

On June 3, the van crossed London Bridge heading south.

The flammable liquid was put inside 13 wine bottles, some of which were labelled "Baywood: Fruity Rose", and had rags tied to their lids, police said.

"Where have they come from?"

"Was there a plan B that, after they had stabbed individuals, were they then planning to come back to the van and ignite the Molotov cocktails and that was a secondary attack?" 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 past year 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.

They found a number of office chairs and a suitcase, and believe that the attackers had told family they were using the van to move as a cover story.

Police have discovered equipment for making petrol bombs, plastic bottles and duct tape for constructing fake suicide bomb belts, and an ID card for Redouane.

A police officer who was stabbed in the eye trying to stop the attackers with his baton said Thursday he was sorry he couldn't do more. Police shot the attackers dead.

Three 12-inch knives with pink blades were recovered at the scene of the killings. The leather binding actually went around the attackers' wrist so in essence it was nearly strapped to their wrist.

Scotland Yard said: "While formal identification is yet to take place, detectives believe he is 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba, from east London".

This address is being treated as the "safe house" where the three men plotted the attack.

There they found an English-language copy of the Koran which had been left open on a page describing martyrdom, along with other items linked to their attack. Within minutes, the attackers are shot dead and another police vehicle arrives as people are seen running for their lives.

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