Following this afternoon’s suspected terror attack, the first photo of the alleged perpetrator has emerged.
According to Metro, the photo (scroll down) was taken as medical officials treated the suspect after police shot him.
The Jerusalem Post states that two people have died and at least a dozen are injured following the attack, in which the suspect allegedly drove a car into several pedestrians and plunged a knife into a policeman.
The incident took place near Britain’s Parliament.
The Independent reports that a suspicious package was found attached to the suspect’s vehicle. Police reportedly must deal with that before they can evacuate Parliament.
Parliament is currently on lockdown, according to The Mirror.
“Officers — including firearms officers — remain on the scene and we are treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise,” said police in a statement.
The Independent reports that U.S. President Donald Trump has responded to the incident by expressing sympathy for “those affected.”
Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the President will be monitoring the situation.
.@POTUS has been briefed on the situation in the U.K. Continuing to monitor and update
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) March 22, 2017
As for the suspect’s identity, that early photo of him has sparked much controversy and anger online.
— Left Free Zone (@1ArizonaMama) March 22, 2017
@Cernovich Liberal media hoping it was a white male, shot to hell with this picture. Now pondering how to spin this as Trump’s fault.
— Brad Eickman (@bradeickman) March 22, 2017
@Cernovich yep, Muslim
— Andrea Somerville (@asomer) March 22, 2017
@Cernovich An Arab guy?? So surprising…..
— Jonathan Hunt (@NullMonkey0) March 22, 2017
Several people have apparently raised a stink about the British media referring to the man as “Asian.”
"Asian" in appearance. Such bullshit. https://t.co/dbcS1XmOF8
— Tess (@Tess4579) March 22, 2017
— Its Ms Johnson 2U (@lorijohnsonstl) March 22, 2017
So all the news claim the suspect in London appears to be Asian. How disgraceful and insulting to Asian people. He clearly appears Arab!
— Patrick Medlin (@xhpnc) March 22, 2017
— Xiaxue ♥‿♥ (@Xiaxue) March 22, 2017
HE DOESN'T LOOK ASIAN TO ME: London Parliament terror attack suspect wheeled into ambulance after being shot https://t.co/5qhNpqhHYh
— GetOut! (@2Pats2) March 22, 2017