Terror Attack On London Tube, 18 Minor Injuries

The New York Times reports:

Britain was hit by another terrorist attack on Friday morning, when a crude device exploded on a crowded London Underground train, injuring several commuters, sowing panic, disrupting service and drawing a heavy response from armed police officers and emergency workers.

The explosion occurred at 8:20 a.m. on a District Line train as it left the Parsons Green station in Southwest London. β€œThis was a detonation of an improvised explosive device,” Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, a top counterterorrism official, said at a news conference. He urged anyone who saw what had happened, or had taken photos or videos of the bombing, to come forward.

The authorities immediately beefed up security around the transit system, as hundreds of police officers and detectives combed the scene for clues. At least 18 people were taken to hospitals. Several of them were apparently injured as panicked commuters fled. None had life-threatening injuries.

  • Snownova

    Anyone wanna bet that the perpetrator is a nativeborn Brit of foreign descent? So any travel ban of Drumpfs would have to include UK citizens to ban people like the perpetrator of this crime. Clearly a workable solution… /s

    • Gustav2

      If only he would have banned Nigel Farage from coming into the country.

    • JCF

      Remember, Drumpf WANTS to BAN ALL MUSLIMS, from EVERYWHERE (not pre-judging the perpetrators of this particular incident). Yeah, how workable would that be? IF ONLY we could get “M” tattoo’d on all Muslim babies foreheads, huh? [BITE my tongue, don’t give him ideas! :-X]

      • Snownova

        Except for the Saudi’s, you know the country Bin Laden was actually from? But hey, they’ve got money so Trump makes a trip there and buddy buddy’s up with them.

  • Gustav2

    Gee, shouldn’t he have waited a respectful few days like he did with the earthquake in Mexico?

  • Hue-Man

    “It’s too early to talk about addressing terrorist attacks.”

  • Ernest Endevor

    It’s north-west London. Near Chiswick. I used to live close by. The tube is above ground at that point. Very residential.

  • clay

    “The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, … and more specific”

    Larger AND more specific? The oxymoron can mean only one thing– ban ALL (larger) MUSLIMS (more specific). I think the problem he’s trying to identify isn’t political correctness, but that he doesn’t want us to be a constitutional democratic republic.

    • Cackalaquiano

      Spot on. Muslims. He’s telling us to discriminate against ALL Muslims. Period. This is our leader.

      • Jonathan Smith

        well, aren’t all extremist Christians…er….um…..muslims….,extreemists?

      • Daveed_WOW

        TRUMP IS HITLER

        • Todd20036

          All that’s missing is the camps, and we know that isn’t too far away.
          Why do you think I call him Twitler?

          • Daveed_WOW

            They guy he pardoned had camps. He even called them concentration camps.

    • zhera
      • JCF

        Points!

  • clay

    Donald J. Trump, @realDonaldTrump, “We have made more progress in the last nine months against ISIS than the Obama Administration has made in 8 years.”
    7:00 AM – Sept 15, 2017

    -vs-

    Tom O’Connor, NEWSWEEK, “Russian Military, Not U.S., to Lead Battle for ISIS’s final Major City in Syria.”
    6:14 PM – Sept 14, 2017

    • whollyfool

      Well considering our leader, in my mind that’s progress!

      • clay

        Trump’s “We” might well mean the “Russian Military”.

        • whollyfool

          Good point. πŸ˜›

    • Halou

      I’m still shocked by last week’s news that US warplanes were ordered to ground by Russian commanders just before striking an ISIS convoy.

      • John30013

        I hadn’t heard that, but then again I haven’t heard much recently about the “war” against ISIS.

    • olandp

      There is no more ISIS, thirty days and they are gone. Remember?

    • Uncle Mark

      Since Twitler works for Putin, its easy to see why he views any accomplishments by Russia, as being a WIN for him too.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Lizard

    *sigh*

    Can we have ONE crisis where the president doesn’t immediately make an ass of himself (and us)? Just one?

    • clay

      I’m thinking, I’m thinking, is it a crisis that involves Melania’s cooter?

      • Bluto

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        • kanehau

          Please shoot yourself.

    • Karl Dubhe

      I’m knocking on wood, hoping that the next crisis is when trump has his stroke.

      • The_Wretched

        That wouldn’t be a crisis.

        • Karl Dubhe

          It would be for the Trumpets. πŸ™‚

          Actually, it would be because Pence would replace the idiot in chief. And he’s a theocrat who’d be happy to have us all stoned; in a very bad way.

          • The_Wretched

            When things are this bad, it’s worth a roll of the dice. Besides, Pence can’t rally.

    • Todd20036

      Meanwhile, Trump calls Nazis good people.
      Trump wouldn’t know a terrorist if he/she crawled up Trump’s ass and bit him.

    • MonochromeMouse

      Sure, once we get trump out of office.

    • JCF

      Sure. Just go back 10 months in time…

  • Mike Solo

    Friend’s flat looks directly onto the platform. They had to evacuate. But all ok. It’s hard to see a station I know so well in all the photos. Was going down there this afternoon after work. Will have to delay that to next weekend. But glad it’s just injuries this time.

    • whollyfool

      πŸ™ I’m glad it’s only injuries too (screw you terrorists!) but that must be very difficult to look at. (hugs)

    • josephsinger

      What’s the deal with banning shit after it’s happened? That kind of response happens in the US as well. As if the perp is going to immediately repeat what they did.

      • Karl Dubhe

        Because hitting the same target a second time is a thing that is done by the terrorists, and some armies as well. πŸ™

        • josephsinger

          And I’m sure you can give multiple examples of this, eh?

          • Karl Dubhe

            Of terrorists hitting the target a second time to kill the first responders? No, I wasn’t able to find that.

            http://www.terrorismanalysts.com/pt/index.php/pot/article/view/269/html

            But I did find an account of how the USA uses drone strikes in that fashion.

            Happy?

          • josephsinger

            Nope.

          • Karl Dubhe

            Neither was I. I was hoping that I’d be able to find examples of terrorists doing that as well as the example that I knew of. πŸ™

      • John30013

        Well, there’s evidence to be gathered for one thing, and potential structural damage to inspect and possibly repair.

  • Halou

    Cut off the internet? Authoritarian fuckwad.

  • Halou

    Who told Trump that the suspects were known to the London police? This is Manchester all over again, it should be the UK police who decide what information is made public and when since not only are they the ones handling the case but some of the information may be sensitive. Trump’s behavior is, again, totally inappropriate.

    • olandp

      I’m guessing he is just talking out of his ass. Can’t imagine that any sensitive information would be given to him.

      • John30013

        Someone else suggested that our idiot in chief might have meant “within sight of” (i.e., close to) Scotland Yard.

        That’s plausible given his typical abuse of the language, and also given that our allies have pulled back on information sharing.

        • kanehau

          That’s how I read it.

        • ChrisMorley

          That makes no sense either. Parsons Green tube station is over 4 miles from the London Police HQ, Scotland Yard, which is close to the Houses of Parliament.
          You definitely can’t see from one to the other.

          • zhera

            Remember, this is a guy who saw muslims celebrating in New Jersey on 9/11. His eye-sight must be spectacular!

          • John30013

            When has making sense ever been a goal (or barrier) for Trump?

    • ChrisMorley

      Trump is just bullshitting. The London police deny they have identified any suspect, in response to Sky News

      ‘Sky News is reporting that a suspect has been identified by police. A
      press officer at Scotland Yard said they had no knowledge of this.’
      https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2017/sep/15/parsons-green-tube-explosion-closes-london-district-line-live-updates?page=with:block-59bbdd88e4b059ff78d0990e#block-59bbdd88e4b059ff78d0990e

  • BeaverTales

    For me, watching our dystopian reality is like watching the movie Children of Men, except instead of too few babies, there are too many.

    • worstcultever

      Doesn’t that movie end with the “positive, uplifting” idea that humans will continue on, rather than die out? How depressing – I’d have been booing the screen lol

      (And I just love the title – children, men, and not a uterus anywhere – more lol)

  • Gigi

    Trump jumps the gun again, making assumptions and assertions before a full investigation has been completed. Quite a departure from the “cautious” Donald Trump who waited for days after Charlottesville to say anything because he wanted time to assess the situation.

  • Daveed_WOW

    Trump just proposed cutting off the internet. Trump is Hitler.

    • Halou

      His fight with North Korea is born of jealousy.

    • ColdCountry

      I noticed that.

      • Daveed_WOW

        Maybe he just meant Muslims. Kind of like how Hitler cut services and privileges for the Jews. Do I have to day it again? LOL

        • ColdCountry

          Not better.

          • Daveed_WOW

            I’m steeped in irony.

  • Daveed_WOW

    He had to think long and hard about how best to support the Nazis.

    • Halou

      Trump’s rapid response tells us a couple of things. 1, none of the victims are Mexican, and 2, the perpetrator is not one of his supporters.

  • Bluto
    • Todd20036

      Arnold really would have still been sexy if he didn’t do the steroids as a younger man

  • barrixines
    • whollyfool

      Now that is one useful graphic.

      • barrixines

        It’s a Londoner’s response to both terrorists and Trump. Fuck ’em both.

        • Baby_Raptor

          Clown, they’ve wronged me. Apparently it’s unforgivable to have the name Ross because some other old man also uses the name Ross. It’s absurd. And besides, I thought you were Australian.

    • TuuxKabin

      That’s how I learned to raise the window every morning in London. Was a noisy street.

    • JCF

      “The Brits, they LOVE me! They’re giving me the ‘V for Victory’ sign!”

  • Halou

    I’m waiting to hear what the leader of the free world has to say. Her intelligent and respectful analysis will be refreshing.

  • Tawreos

    There is nothing in the world that Trump can’t make all about him in one way or another, it is his strongest talent.

    • olandp

      It is his ONLY talent.

  • netxtown

    Fuck. He’s still taking in air. And embarrassing the crap out of the entire country. Great start for a weekend. /s

  • worstcultever

    All those childish tweets have the unmistakable stench of Stephen Ghoul Miller about them.

  • Karl Dubhe

    He’s still doing it ‘wrong’. First, he should have expressed some empathy, or given a thought to the people who were hurt. Then he should have said something about resolve. Finally, he should have said we’ll bring the crooks to justice.

    But trump doesn’t give a flying fuck about any of that.

  • Raisinhead

    This is my local station. I travel earlier. Kinda stressful. But it is nowhere near Scotland Yard. Try 6 miles west. Your President is making a fool of himself.

  • Mihangel apYrs

    No deaths, no life-threatening injuries. Small mercies!

    The Tube transports so many people, especially at rush hour, so it is vulnerable. We can only hope that they catch the ****; but it is worrying since if you are in Town the Tube is the only practical transport. A hint though, places are closer together than they appear on the map – you can often walk!

  • Uncle Mark

    Did Chatty Cathy just reveal some more classified information AGAIN for her own simplistic political benefit? This is EXACTLY why we can’t have nice things, like good intelligence from our allies. Either she’s blurting it out to the public or to her boyfriend, Putin and his friends.

  • Natty Enquirer

    One reads “no life-threatening injuries” and thinks “well, that’s a relief.” But that category includes such things as amputations, paralysis, blindness, and use of a colostomy bag for life.

  • The_Wretched

    Were the King of France to make such noises about an attack on US soil, we’d be upset and rightly so. I’m not enjoying our idiot orange embarrassing us internationally.

  • CharlestonDave

    Trump has tweeted, so America will be safe! /s

  • Rockfall

    American in central London here. Many, many police on the streets. The Brits are, of course, calm and stoic. The tube is eerily quiet.

  • JWC

    As sick and as sad as this is It looks like its phase 2 of terrorism It harder to combat as it not an army fighting an ary its small cells moving about the masses doing their shit

  • JCF

    This “flaming bucket of poop” looks pretty pathetic (still, best o’ health to those injured).

    But what’s truly insane and “LOSER” are these furking Drumpf tweets! He never fails to FAIL…

  • trouble94114

    How embarrassingly un-presidential.

    Color me “not surprised one effin’ bit.”