6 people killed in London terror attack, 3 suspects shot and killed

Elias Hubbard
June 4, 2017

Everyone has also expressed their gratitude to the emergency services - police said the suspects were confronted and shot by police within eight minutes of the first call.

--There were multiple casualties in addition to the fatalities with London Ambulance Service saying they have taken at least 48 people to five hospitals in the capital.

The city's transportation authority, Transport for London, shut down the bridge in both directions. But these last two to three months, we had two confirmed terrorist attacks, 22 people dying up in Manchester at the concert. He said he threw chairs, glasses and bottles at the attackers in a bid to stop them. Tourists gaped at the carnage from the roofs of double-decker buses.

The attacks were declared as "terrorist incidents" at 12:25am Sunday (2325 GMT Saturday). They say there's a third incident up at Vauxhall.

"Following updates from police and security officials, I can confirm that the awful incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism", May said in a statement.

It is the second reported terror attack in London this year. We express our deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and wish the injured a speedy recovery. She said - this is her description - he swerved right around me and then hit about five or six people.

And on March 22, five people were killed when an attacker drove his auto through pedestrians on Westminster Bridge. "We are not going to be cowered by terrorism".

In his picture, a man wearing combat pants, with a shaved head and what looked like a belt with canisters attached to it could be seen on the ground with two more bodies behind him.

Another witness said a masked man entered El Pastor restaurant down the street and slashed a woman in the side with a knife.

"So, we were prepared potentially for an incident as we have been for some considerable time".

The British Transport Police says the officer's injuries are serious but not believed to be life-threatening.

But even with the lower threat level, the nation's intelligence services had continued to judge that another attack was likely.

Another witness told the BBC she saw a speeding white van veering into pedestrians.

The van collided with a guardrail.

The BBC showed a photograph of two possible London attackers shot by police, one of whom had canisters strapped to his body.

The commissioner said: "Our understanding is that there were three people involved in the attack".

The three attackers shot by armed officers are all dead, police said. "All Americans stand in solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom", Nauert said. "We locked ourselves in the office". I've certainly never seen anything like it in my time here so far. "I ran and I hid". Poor girl. I just saw her bounce up in the air. "It appeared to myself and my friends that her throat had been cut".

Witnesses said that the attackers were running into pubs in Borough Market to stab at the patrons inside, using long-bladed knives.

British media reported that more than one person had been killed in the rampage.

And Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party would also be suspending national campaigning until the evening, after consultation with other parties.

The van was heading towards the London Bridge station, on the south bank of the river.

The incident caused chaos in the heart of London in an area normally bustling on a Saturday night.

(AP Photo/Matt Dunham) People talk to police officers at a cordon as they tried to find their way back to where they were staying after an attack in London, Sunday, June 4, 2017. "God bless!" Trump said.

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to offer US help to Britain.

Good morning, Graham Russell here bringing you an extra edition of the morning briefing to help you make sense of the horrific events in central London last night.

The State Department issued a statement condemning them as "cowardly".

The Homeland Security Secretary has been fully briefed on the incidents and the ongoing response.

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