UPDATE at 7:09a.m.:The Metropolitan Police on Friday released this photo of Andreea Cristea with her boyfriend Andrei Burnaz.
UPDATE April 7 at 6:12 a.m.:
A Romanian tourist who was knocked into the River Thames from Westminster Bridge during an attack on Britain’s Houses of Parliament more than two weeks ago has died, London police said Friday.
Andrea Cristea, 31, is the fifth person to have lost their life after Khalid Masood drove his car into a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge on March 22. Critea was rescued from the cold water after the attack, but Scotland Yard confirmed Friday the woman was taken off life support.
UPDATE March 25 at 8:11p.m.:
London attacker Khalid Masood had a reputation for drinking and an unpredictable temper, according to the Associated Press. His attitude, however, on the day of the bloody rampage couldn't have been more different. A hotel manager said he was struck by Masood's friendly demeanor.
"He was normal, in fact friendly, because we spent possibly five or 10 minutes talking to him about his background and where he came from," Preston Park Hotel manager, Sabeur Toumi told Sky News. He was "laughing and joking, telling us stories about where he lived."
UPDATE 11:32 a.m. EST:
The London attacker was identified by police as Khalid Masood. He was 52 and a native of Kent, England, The Guardian reports.
Earlier Thursday, Prime Minister Theresa May said Masood has been investigated by British intelligence agencies, but had been deemed not a terrorist threat. However, his criminal record included assault and weapons possession charges. His last conviction was in 2003 for possession of a knife.
A great American, Kurt Cochran, was killed in the London terror attack. My prayers and condolences are with his family and friends.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2017
UPDATE 11:12 a.m. EST: President Trump tweeted his condolences to the Cochran family.
UPDATE 10:22 a.m. EST.:
Kurt Cochran of Utah has been named as one of the victims of the attack on Westminster Bridge in London, The Guardian reports, citing Kurt's sister-in-law.
Cochran's wife Melissa remains in the hospital.
A statement from Melissa's brother Clint Payne published by the BBC said the couple were in London to celebrate their 25th anniversary and were set to return to the U.S. on Thursday.
My heart goes out to the victims and their families in London. No act of terror can shake the strength and resilience of our British ally.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 23, 2017
UPDATE 9:07 a.m. EST: Former President Obama tweeted his condolences.
BREAKING: Islamic State group says through its Aaamaq news agency that the London attacker was a `soldier of the Islamic State'— The Associated Press (@AP) March 23, 2017
UPDATE 8:29 p.m. EST: ISIS says the attacker was a "soldier" of the terror group.
UPDATE 8:19 a.m. EST:
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack on Parliament in London, AFP reports, citing an ISIS-linked agency.
UPDATE 6:43 a.m. EST:
Prime Minister Theresa May said the attacker was known to British intelligence agency MI5 and was a "peripheral figure" in terrorist investigations, The Guardian reports.
She also said the injured included 12 Britons, three French, two Romanians, four South Koreans, one German, oneChinese, one Irish, one Italian and two Greeks.
This is the response that shows we will never give in to terrorism ... Let this be the message for us today. Our values will prevail.
May stressed the importance of returning to daily life after the attack.
ORIGINAL STORY: Eight people have been arrested after the deadly terrorist attack in London Wednesday, city police said.
Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said 29 people injured in the attack were treated in the hospital while seven remained in critical condition. The attacker, who was one of four people who died in the incident, has still not been named by police. Police reported five deaths Wednesday, but revised the death toll Thursday. Parliament opened after a minute of silence, the BBC reports.
We must ensure that it is not hatred, violence and division, but decency, goodness and tolerance that prevails in our country.
Prime Minister Theresa May will speak on the incident at 10:30 a.m. local time.
Here's a look at London today.
The first civilian victim of the attack was identified Thursday morning as Aysha Frade, whom The Guardian reports is a mother of two and a teacher in London. The police officer who was stabbed to death was identified as Keith Palmer.
Several of the arrests were made in Birmingham, the BBC reported.
WATCH | A breakdown of the deadly attack at Parliament.