London Bridge, Borough Market incidents are terror-related: UK Police

Jun 04, 2017, 06:21
London Bridge, Borough Market incidents are terror-related: UK Police

Holly Jones, a BBC reporter who was present at London Bridge at the time of incident said a van veered off the road into a crowd of pedestrians.

It's unclear how many injuries and casualties have occurred, or at which locations, although the BBC has reported there are multiple fatalities. One witness told the BBC a white van veered off the road and struck as many as six people. It was later determined that the Vauxhall incident was a stabbing that was not connected to the other two.

The attacks happened on a busy Saturday night at about 10pm as central London was crowded with people.

The Daily Mail reports that witnesses saw three men, described as being "of Mediterranean origin", jump out of the van and began "randomly stabbing people" along Borough High Street with 12-inch long knives.

President Donald Trump argued in favor of his controversial travel ban as London authorities responded to reports of a string of attacks Saturday night.

Incident 3 - London police say they are now responding to incident in Vauxhall area.

At least 20 people were taken to hospitals across London after the terrorist attacks on London Bridge and at Borough Market, London Ambulance Service said in a statement.

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He also tweeted, "Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U". And then there were nearly hundreds of people coming inside.

The Times of London is reporting tonight that one man has been arrested.

Fox News cited witnesses who said that people had been stabbed at the London Bridge incident, and Reuters reported that one witness had seen people who may have had their throats cut.

Another staff member from Fish said: "I saw two people in Breadhead bakery, they had blood on them, they were civilians".

Prime Minister Theresa May called the events in London a "potential act of terrorism".

"I saw this van going left and right, left and right, trying to catch as many people as he could".

"Then people from the ground floor were moved downstairs to the basement, and then we heard gunfire outside and some people saw armed police patrolling the area around the restaurant".

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Witnesses enjoying nights out in pubs and bars were then told to barricade themselves indoors as reports flooded in of multiple stabbings in Borough Market.

"We don't yet know the full details, but this was a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners and visitors", Khan said.

Britain's terror threat was recently lowered from "critical", which had been put in place after a bombing killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert last month in Manchester.

According to the Sun armed police are on the scene with the area in lockdown. One image taken by a witness showed a man on the ground surrounded by police; he appeared to be wearing a vest with canisters attached to it. But they said later that turned out to be an unrelated stabbing.

A benefit concert for victims of that attack was scheduled for Sunday in Manchester.

In March, an assailant drove a auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London, killing two, and then stabbed a police officer to death before being shot to death himself.

The Metropolitan Police force says armed officers are responding at both scenes.

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