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Trump names ‘great American’ killed in London terror attack

A policeman points a gun at a man on the floor as emergency services attend the scene outside the Palace of Westminster, London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. London police say they are treating a gun and knife incident at Britain's Parliament "as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise." The Metropolitan Police says in a statement that the incident is ongoing. It is urging people to stay away from the area. Officials say a man with a knife attacked a police officer at Parliament and was shot by officers. Nearby, witnesses say a vehicle struck several people on the Westminster Bridge. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP).

As more and more details emerge about the deadly attack at the British parliament on Wednesday, the name of another of the victims, US citizen Kurt Cochran, has been revealed.

US President Trump was quick to react on twitter, calling Cochran “a great American” and saying his prayers were with the family.

According to reports, Kurt Cochran was from Utah and was in London with his wife to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.

Cochran’s wife Melissa was seriously injured, with both a broken leg and a broken rib.

Trump also said that he had called called British Prime Minister Theresa May to offer condolences, and that the PM was “strong.”

A British-born man apparently of Muslim background, Khalid Masood, has been named as the perpetrator and ISIS has claimed responsibility, although they presented no evidence to support they were behind Masood’s action.

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