Van rams into people on London Bridge, police on scene

Tomas Mccoy
June 4, 2017

"Officers have then responded to reports of stabbings in Borough Market", at the south end of the bridge.

"Info available at this stage: from 2208 hrs (10:08 pm) officers responded to reports of a vehicle in collision with pedestrians on #London Bridge". He said the three attackers were killed soon after driving a van into pedestrians on London Bridge.

Police in London were dealing with what appeared to be a coordinated terror attack on at least two locations late Saturday night, after a van mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and a knife attack was reported in a cafe nearby. Police confirmed that shots were fired after they responded to these reports.

"Officers have then responded to reports of stabbings in Borough Market".

The attacks come days ahead of a June 8 election and less than two weeks after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a pop concert by USA singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England.

"The incident at #Vauxhall is a stabbing and is not connect to the incidents at #LondonBridge & #BoroughMarket".

British Prime Minister Theresa May calls the London Bridge incident a "potential act of terrorism". Trump tweeted: "Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U".

The city's transportation authority, Transport for London, shut down the bridge in both directions.

Other eyewitnesses said three men came out of the van and started stabbing people at random with 12-inch knives close to the bridge, an area popular with tourists and citydwellers alike.

Emergency services were seen treating people lying injured at the junction of Thrale Street and Southwark Street, near Borough Market.

Transport for London says busy London Bridge station has been closed at the request of police.

Jamie, who was in a restaurant on Rochester Walk near London Bridge, said customers ran to hide after hearing a "massive bang" and seeing intruders rush in.

Reports say more than a dozen people were injured.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted: "Brutal and shocking incidents reported in London".

As thousands of people flooded from the area - many unable to get home with nearby subway stations shut - locals were quick to offer assistance.

Map of London Bridge location in London.

"Certainly we are all on edge given what has happen in Manchester recently".

On May 22, a British-born suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured 59 others at Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester, England.

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