London Terror Attacks: 10 Things We Know So Far

Elias Hubbard
June 4, 2017

A statement from the Metropolitan Police said they believe all of those directly responsible for the attack have been killed.

Canadian diplomats in England were advising Canadians to avoid the area around London Bridge and the nearby Borough Market until the areas were deemed safe. The BBC reported that police sought three suspects.

The men wore vests with canisters, however police have confirmed they were not explosives and appeared to be fakes.

They did, however, retweet a statement from the London Ambulance service, which said in part, "We have taken at least 20 patients to six hospitals across London". The BBC cited police as saying there had been more than one fatality.

Two police boats are patrolling on the River Thames overnight, working to evacuate people as well as searching for possible victims who may have been knocked off or thrown off the bridge by the terrorists.

Reports of the incident reflected fear that the incident could be terrorism.

The brutal attacks come close on the May 22 suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena that killed 22 people.

Mark Roberts, who said he was on London Bridge at the time, told CNN that the van was traveling south across the bridge toward the London Bridge station.

Trump began tweeting about the attacks an hour or so after initial news reports.

The incidents comes days ahead of a June 8 election, with polls suggesting the lead of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party has dropped sharply. She said she saw at least four or five people on the ground.

He added: "I know it's a silly thing to do but I was just trying to save people's lives".

May said the "terrible incident" in London was being treated as a "potential act of terrorism".

He said the seriousness of the injuries is not yet known.

The Metropolitan Police said on Twitter they responded to reports of a collision on the bridge shortly after 11 p.m. local time, followed by reports of a stabbing at Borough Market. She and said would chair a meeting of the government's COBRA emergency committee later on June 4.

Police urged Londoners to be calm and vigilant and circulated a message that read: "Run", "Hide", "Tell".

A witness told Reuters that at least six people were hit on the bridge.

- Britain's official threat level remained at severe, meaning an attack is highly likely.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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