The increased threat level means that government officials believe a terrorist attack is imminent. According to Prime Minister Theresa May, the change in the threat level translates into making additional support available to police officers as they work to keep the public safe.
At approximately 9:30 pm (local time) on Thursday, April 20th, French law enforcement closed the Champs Elysees to traffic and pedestrians in response to a shooting incident which involved police officers and one known assailant. According to reports the assailant was killed, and unfortunately, one police officer died as well.
On March 20, 2017, U.S. officials announced a ban on carrying most electronic equipment in carry-on luggage on direct U.S. bound flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa.
Today, at approximately 2:40 PM London time, Metropolitan Police were called to an incident at Westminster Bridge. A driver had run into a crowd crashing the vehicle into the front gate of Parliament Square