Denver mayor, other local officials in London; unharmed in train attack

Posted at 7:29 AM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 09:29:50-04

LONDON – Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and a handful of other local officials were in London Friday when an improvised explosive device detonated on a subway train.

At least 22 people were hurt in the attack, which police are treating as an act of terror.

Hancock and the rest of the Denver delegation were not near the site of the explosion and were not hurt. A spokesperson said they were several miles away.

The Denver officials are in London on business to discuss increasing tourism and international business between London and Denver. The group opened the London Stock Exchange Friday morning.

The Denver delegation will return to Colorado on Saturday aboard Norwegian’s inaugural flight from London to Denver.