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Utah Man Among Those Killed in London Attack

Kurt W. Cochran was killed by the attacker, who killed one other person with his car on Westminster Bridge and then stabbed a police officer to death outside of Parliament Wednesday afternoon

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    London police have provided details of the investigation into Wednesday’s deadly attack near the British Parliament. The London Metropolitan Police counterterrorism chief said Thursday morning that authorities believe the attacked acted alone and was “inspired by international terrorism.”

    (Published Thursday, March 23, 2017)

    A man from Utah on vacation to celebrate his 25th wedding anniversary was among those killed in Wednesday's terrorist attack outside of U.K.'s Parliament in London, the victim's family said in a statement. 

    Kurt W. Cochran was killed by the attacker, 52-year-old Khalid Masood, who killed one other person with his car on Westminster Bridge and then stabbed a police officer to death outside of Parliament Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Cochran's wife was injured in the attack. 

    "Our family is heartbroken to learn of the death of our son-in-law, Kurt W. Cochran, who was a victim of Wednesday's terrorist attack in London," the statement said. "Kurt was a good man and a loving husband to our daughter and sister, Melissa."

    They were in Europe to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, and were scheduled to return to the United States on Thursday. 

    The Eiffel Tower Goes Dark to Honor London Attack VictimsThe Eiffel Tower Goes Dark to Honor London Attack Victims

    The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, went dark at midnight on Wednesday, to show support for the victims of the London terror attack. A building in Tel-Aviv, Israel, also showed solidarity by lighting up an image of the U.K. flag.

    (Published Thursday, March 23, 2017)

    President Donald Trump offered his condolences in a tweet Thursday, writing: "A great American, Kurt Cochran, was killed in the London terror attack. My prayers and condolences are with his family and friends." 

    The news of Cochran's death was first reported by KSL TV, an NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

    In addition to the dead, at least 30 people from 12 countries were injured. Prime Minister Theresa May said that, of those who required hospital treatment, 12 were British, three were French, two were Romanian, four were South Korean, two were Greek, and one each were from Germany, Poland, Ireland, China and Italy. The U.S. State Department said it had reports of two U.S. citizens injured. Portuguese officials also said one person from Portugal was injured.

    Police earlier said that seven people were in critical condition.