The man who carried out the attack in London on Wednesday (March 22nd) in which pedestrians were mowed down on Westminster Bridge, three of them fatally, and a policeman was stabbed to death outside Parliament was identified yesterday at 52-year-old Khalid Masood, a native Briton with a long criminal history. Authorities said Masood, who was shot and killed by police, was once investigated for extremism, but wasn't currently on a terrorism watch list. The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was carried out in response to their calls to target citizens of the coalition fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Prime Minister Theresa May told British lawmakers it's believed that Masood acted alone, but had a message for other potential attackers, declaring, "We are not afraid."
An American tourist, 54-year-old Kurt Cochran of Utah, was among those killed when Massod drove a rented SUV into people on the bridge. His wife was injured.