NYPD increases security at British Consulate, NYC buildings following London attack

The Metropolitan Police says it's "treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise".

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The Department of Homeland Security also released a statement saying they are in contact with British authorities, adding "At this time our domestic security posture remains unchanged".

The London Ambulance Service says it has treated at least 10 injured people on Westminster Bridge after a vehicle hit pedestrians. He confirmed that additional police units had been deployed to the British Consulate, City Hall, Grand Central Station, and the U.K. Mission to the United Nations.

In the hours after an unidentified assailant stabbed a policeman and wounded several bystanders outside of the British Parliament building Wednesday, New York City and San Francisco boosted security around potential targets, though officials cautioned that there was no apparent threat outside of London.

"We are aware of a developing situation at Westminster this afternoon and are monitoring matters very closely".

Suffolk County police also said in a statement that there was no current "credible threat of terrorism" to the county, and the department was "actively monitoring this situation and is in close contact with our law enforcement partners, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

The NYPD said it is monitoring the situation, but said there is no information linking the London attack to New York City at this point.

President Trump told reporters that he was getting an update on "some big news having to do with London" ahead of a meeting Wednesday.

Spicer said that the British government has the "full support" of the U.S.as the investigation continues.

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