Ibrahim Dogus, a London restaurateur, has three restaurants in Westminster. After Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Westminster, police ordered him to evacuate and to close his restaurants. Instead, Dogus kept one of his establishments, Troia, located just yards from Westminster Bridge, open for police officers and emergency personnel. He gave out free food and offered the restaurant as a place to keep warm, reports Dina Rickman in The Independent Online.
The restaurant remained open until 11.30pm “until the last officer was fed”.
According to CBS New York, the NYPD has increased security at a number of New York locations, including the United Nations, the British Consulate, City Hall, and Grand Central as a precaution due to the terror attack in London.
“We immediately moved and redeployed some of our Critical Response Command personnel to UK locations, as well as other city agencies around the city,” NYPD Counterterrorism Chief Jim Waters said. “You’ll see a larger presence of the dogs at these locations as well as the CRC officers armed with the long guns.”
While the NYPD is being especially vigilant, they report that there is no information linking the London attack to New York City at present.
A continually updated newsfeed regarding the March 22, 2017 terror attack on Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in London is available here.