Police say incidents in London 'terrorist' attacks

Cheryl Sanders
June 4, 2017

The London Bridge has been evacuated after several people are reportedly mowed down by a vehicle in what has been confirmed as a terrorist attack with "multiple casualties".

"We can confirm we have taken at least 20 patients to six hospitals across London following the incident at London Bridge", the London Ambulance Service's assistant director of operations, Peter Rhodes, said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with those who are caught up in these awful events". Police say there is more than one fatality following the three separate incidents, the BBC reports.

The British Transport Police said one of its officers was seriously injured after being stabbed as he responded to the incident, but his condition was not said to be life-threatening.

"The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests but these were later established to be hoaxes", he added.

This incident comes nearly two weeks after 22 people died in a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Three suspects were shot and killed by police, British police said.

Also, at least 20 others have been injured in the attack which comes less than two weeks after 22 people were killed and scores were injured by a suicide bomber at an Ariana Grande concert in the northern English city of Manchester. The BBC showed dozens of people, evidently having been caught up in the attack, being escorted through a police cordon with their hands on their heads.

"We saw injured people on the road, injured people on the pavement", witness Will Heaven told Sky News. As emergency services rushed to respond, reports came in of multiple stabbings at Borough Market, a popular gourmet food market with restaurants that were open and busy on a Saturday night. Unconfirmed reports were coming at the third incident allegedly occurred when a stabbing was reported at Vauxhall, but this is not connected to the events around London Bridge.

Police were called to London Bridge at 22.08pm.

News reports that London Bridge has been closed as armed police gather.

Trump has been briefed by his national security team on the London Bridge incident, his spokesman Sean Spicer wrote earlier on Twitter. "As I was thinking. which direction should I run, the van swerved across the other side of the bridge from me".

"We were in an Uber (taxi) going towards London Bridge and suddenly we saw people running".

Scotland Yard has confirmed at least two people have died in the terror rampage which began shortly after 10pm. Witnesses said they heard gunfire in the area.

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