Former NYPD Commissioner Bernie Kerik told Newsmax TV he is surprised British authorities were not keeping a closer eye on London Bridge, the site of a terror attack over the weekend.
After referencing the fact there was a similar attack on Westminster Bridge earlier this year, Kerik said London police could have been better prepared for what took place Saturday.
"I'm surprised that the mayor and the authorities didn't look at the London Bridge already," Kerik told "Newsmax Now" host Miranda Khan. "I'm surprised there weren't stations there or jersey barriers to protect the people, the citizens walking on that bridge from somebody trying to mow them down."
Three terrorists in a van drove into people on London Bridge and then stabbed several others in the area before they were shot and killed by police.
The terrorists had been discussing their plans on social media leading up to the attack, according to reports.
"I think London is going to have to be more responsive in the social media element," he said. "This attack was projected and talked about on social media 48 hours prior. So, they should've been looking for this stuff. I think it's a shame that they weren't able to catch it.
"Now all that said, they were extremely responsive. Extremely heroic. The cops that were responding, even those unarmed police, did a phenomenal, phenomenal job given the circumstances."
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