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Here's how Trump is handling the first major 'terrorist incident' on his watch


Here's how Trump is handling the first major 'terrorist incident' on his watch

WATCH | White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer discussed Wednesday's "terrorist incident" at the U.K. Parliament during his daily briefing.

UPDATE 3:55 p.m. EST: "We obviously condemn today's attack in Westminster which the United Kingdom is treating as an act of terrorism and we applaud the quick response that the British police and the first responders made to the situation," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said during his daily briefing. "The victims are in our thoughts and prayers. The City of London and her majesty's government has the full support of the U.S. government in responding to the attack and bringing those to justice those who are responsible."

UPDATE 2:51 p.m. EST: The office of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer released a statement indicating that President Trump had spoken with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Trump offered his condolences and praised U.K. security forces and first responders. Trump offered "the full cooperation and support of the United States Government in responding to the attack and bringing those responsible to justice."

ORIGINAL STORY: The attack on the U.K. Parliament is being treated "as a terrorist incident," according to London police.

This is the first major terror attack in a Western country since President Trump took office, and it comes a day after the Department of Homeland Security implemented a ban on certain electronics on flights from 10 airports in the Middle East.  "POTUS has been briefed and we are continuing to monitor the situation," a White House spokesman said.

At least 5 people were killed and 40 injured in the Parliament attack, according to police

WATCH | As he entered a meeting about the new heath care bill, Trump said he had just left a meeting about the Parliament incident. "Sorry, were were just getting an update on London," he said. "Some big news having to do with London, so... it just happened."

Press Secretary Sean Spicer might provide more information at his 1:30 p.m. press briefing.

This story will be updated once Trump or someone in his administration weighs in.

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