White House spokesman Sean Spicer says the administration sends its prayers to the family of Kurt Cochran, who was killed on Wednesday in the London attacks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The White House on Thursday (March 23) acknowledged the death of a Utah man who was killed and his wife who was badly injured during Wednesday's attacck near Britain's Parliament in London, a spokesman said. "Our prayers are with his family and friends," Sean Spicer said of Kurt Cochran, 54. Cochran and his wife, Melissa, were in Europe to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary and had been due to return to the United States on Thursday, according to his brother-in-law, Clinton Payne. The couple were struck by a sports utility vehicle that ploughed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, Payne said in a statement. Three people were killed in the attack, including Kurt Cochran and a policeman who was stabbed to death. Cochran's wife was among about 40 others who were injured.