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    A truck again, this time in Jerusalem. 13 wounded, 4 dead.
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    Police officer stabbed, at least dozen injured, after UK Parliament attack

    BBC News just reported one woman has died, others are being treated for "catastrophic injuries".

    Stay safe, London Unfers.
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    I was on the South Bank when this happened. Apparently my instinct is to walk towards danger because I stood and oggled Westminster Bridge for a good 20 minutes before it occurred to me that standing a few hundred yards from an escalating emergency is probably not the best plan and I went to get food. I feel a bit sick now but otherwise alright. I hope all Unfers are safe.

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    ^ I'm glad you're alright, spyk_! I hope everybody is safe as well. So scary.

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    Spyk!

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    It's honestly fine. Nothing to do with me. It's really strange seeing people tweet '#PrayForLondon' and see things about the 'London Attack' when I was just across the river from it, and I just went and got a chicken burrito before going back to work. The collective shock is the most disorientating thing - the idea that there is a 'we' who is now under attack from 'them'. I think the death toll has now hit 5 and I hope it doesn't increase any more. There was a group of French school children injured on the bridge.

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    I read that there were hundreds of tourists (including 50 children) trapped inside the London Eye for three hours when Westminster was on lockdown. I can't imagine how terrifying that must have been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyk_ View Post
    It's honestly fine. Nothing to do with me. It's really strange seeing people tweet '#PrayForLondon' and see things about the 'London Attack' when I was just across the river from it, and I just went and got a chicken burrito before going back to work. The collective shock is the most disorientating thing - the idea that there is a 'we' who is now under attack from 'them'. I think the death toll has now hit 5 and I hope it doesn't increase any more. There was a group of French school children injured on the bridge.
    Good to know you are safe though.
    Can be strange to be in the eye of a storm; I had that with the recent riot in Rotterdam (I live like 100 metres away from the Turkish consulate). There was a lot of noise outside like sirens and cars honking, but as it was saturday night, I was as always drinking and playing games with friends and not at all watching the news. I was really shocked the next day when it was all over international news.
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    He has now been identified as a 52-y-o teacher.
    Active teacher or former? I hope he wasn't still employed by a school if he was on the radar as radicalized.

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    A truck drove into crowds in Stockholm, killing 2. One person arrested.

    What on earth can police/anti-terror forces do about this now seemingly "favourite" method? It's so easy to rent a truck or carjack one. Takes no skill other than driving lessons. No bomb making, no buying explosives illegally. It is just so sinister in its simplicity.

    And Trump better not gloat about this RE: "Last night in Sweden!"

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    I'm okay, was nowhere near Drottninggatan today. Home safe and sound just before SJ tube/train went wobbly too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soignee View Post
    I'm okay, was nowhere near Drottninggatan today. Home safe and sound just before SJ tube/train went wobbly too.
    Thank god.
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    As I wrote in another thread, I'm fine. I was at work when it happened. From what I heard at work (the main blood center in the city) there's at least 5 dead and 15 injured, but even our info was sketchy.

    I live in the inner city (maybe a 15-20 minute walk from Drottninggatan) and for a while there were reports of gun shots in my neighborhood, but that turned out to be false. Getting home was a slog though as all public transportation into the city closed down. Eventually got a ride by a friends dad. Made it home by 8 PM, 3 1/2 hours after my workday usually ends.
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