London Vehicle and Knife Attacks

Yesterday, ISIS claimed responsibility for a weekend attack in London that killed seven and injured 48, the third such incident in the UK this year. This comes during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, during which ISIS historically calls on supporters to increase attacks.

  • On June 3, at approximately 10:00 p.m. local time, three perpetrators wearing fake suicide vests rammed a rental van into pedestrians at London Bridge and subsequently conducted numerous stabbings at Borough Market. Responding law enforcement killed all three suspects—at least one of whom was previously known to British authorities.
     
  • ISIS claimed the operatives were “a detachment of Islamic State fighters.” The group has emphasized using vehicles and knives in its English-language magazine, Rumiyah, providing detailed tactical instructions on ideal weapon choices, targets, and methods to carry out operations. Since the start of Ramadan on May 27, ISIS has claimed responsibility for attacks in several countries, including England, Afghanistan, Algeria, the Philippines, Tunisia, and Iraq.

There are no known or credible threats to New Jersey. Nonetheless, NJOHSP provides training in complex coordinated attack response and New Jersey’s threat environment.

  • NJOHSP facilitates physical security site assessments in coordination with county infrastructure coordinators, risk mitigation planners, and law enforcement. It compiles a list of special events scheduled throughout the state. To share information on upcoming events in your jurisdiction, submit a Special Events Form at www.njohsp.gov/special-events-submission-form.
     
  • We encourage New Jersey’s residents to report suspicious activity to local law enforcement and to NJOHSP by calling 1-866-4-SAFE-NJ or by emailing tips@njohsp.gov.


For more information, please contact NJOHSP's Analysis Bureau at analysis@njohsp.gov or 609-584-4000.