Spokesman: May being briefed on bridge incident

Olive Rios
June 4, 2017

Ben said: "We saw people running away and then I saw a man in red with a large blade, at a guess 10 inches long, stabbing a man, about three times". Armed police are also responding to an incident at nearby Borough Market.

Police said shots were fired and urged people to flee the area.

Police added that it was too early to suggest a motive.

Shortly after there were reported stabbings at nearby Borough Market and police say officers were sent to the area and shots were fired. But police were providing few details. Gerard Vowls, 47, told The Guardian newspaper that he saw a woman being stabbed by three men at the south end of London Bridge.

"There was a guy with a big knife, I mean, I mean, a big knife", Andrew told LBC Radio.

So far, it's unclear just how many people were injured and/or killed in the various incidents, although the police have already confirmed at least one death.

He then said someone threw a table and a bottle at the man with the knife, but "then we heard three gunshots and we ran".

Ms Jones said police were on the scene within two minutes, quickly followed by ambulances.

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 US singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England.

According to the BBC, police were looking for up to three suspects who may be armed.

"I saw that man with a knife in his hand and after that a man started screaming so I knew something wrong was happening", he said. She said she saw at least four or five people on the ground.

"Then we hid under the table and people came into the restaurant and knocked a bunch of stuff over, like the till".

"When I got out the auto everything was a blur, but I saw a woman with blood all over her face", she said.

The police department said there also was a stabbing at another location, the Vauxhall district southwest of London Bridge, but it was unrelated to the first two attacks.

Witnesses on social media said that there were "bodies strewn over the pavement" after a van jumped the curb.

"I was just lucky it swerved across the other side", he said. "It looked like he was aiming for groups of people".

Britain's official terror threat had recently been lowered from "critical" after a bombing killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. But it was reduced to severe again several days later.

Police asked people to stay away from the Bridge and Market areas. Police treated that attack as "Islamist-related terrorism".

Trump expressed support for both the city of London and the broader United Kingdom while reiterating his call for a travel ban that has been consistently struck down by the US court system.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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