UK to Keep Threat Level at 'Severe' Following London Attacks

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, have confirmed that the national threat level remains at 'severe', that means that the terrorist attack is highly likely.

London Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, center left, and the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, center right, walk near the London Bridge and Borough Market area in London, Monday, June 5, 2017 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The threat level in the United Kingdom remains "severe" and a new attack is still highly possible following Saturday attacks in London, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday.

After the May 22 attack in the UK city of Manchester, the threat level in the United Kingdom was raised from "severe" to "critical," but a short while later reduced back to "severe."

"JTAC, that's the independent The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, have confirmed that the national threat level remains at 'severe', that means that the terrorist attack is highly likely," May said at a press conference, broadcast by the BBC, following the government emergency meeting.

People leave the area with their hands up after an incident near London Bridge in London, Britain June 4, 2017 - Sputnik International
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May called the Saturday events "an attack on the free world."

On Saturday night, a vehicle drove into pedestrians on London bridge, with its three occupants then leaving the car and attacking several people with knives. At least seven people have died, 48 injured. Police killed the three attackers on the scene and later took 12 people into custody in connection with the attacks.

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