Trump argues for travel ban in tweet after attacks hit London

Elias Hubbard
June 4, 2017

The Associated Press reports that Prime Minister Theresa May called a meeting of the government's emergency response committee on Sunday. British Transport Police said there were reports of "multiple" casualties following the major incident on London Bridge.

The Metropolitan Police followed suit, confirming two incidents were being treated as terror attacks at 12:50 a.m. BT.

- Eyewitnesses told LBC they saw a van on London Bridge driving into pedestrians, before people got out to stab others.

The attack has received widespread condemnation from political leaders, with London mayor Sadiq Khan calling it "deliberate and cowardly" attack on innocent Londoners and visitors enjoying their Saturday night. The bombing killed 22 people who were at the arena for an Ariana Grande concert.

"At this time, we have no information to indicate a specific, credible terror threat in the United States", the spokesman said.

At Borough Market, a group of men were reportedly seen going on a stabbing spree.

"We believe three people were involved, but we still have got some more inquiries to do to be 100 percent confident in that", he said.

"I heard many gunshots and I heard people running away", said Joe Dillon, 23, who was near London Bridge when the incident occurred. "He was stabbing a man.he stabbed him about three times fairly calmly". It said the blasts were controlled explosions carried out by police.

An image shared by a photographer on social media showed a man on the ground with what appeared to be grey canisters around his waist by the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough. It's not clear if these incidents are connected, or if they were part of an attack. Police tweeted that Londoners should "remain calm but be alert and vigilant".

London minibus ran over people.

Police activity spread throughout the Borough Market area. Phaldip Singh, who describes himself as an entrepreneur and youth activist, tweeted that Sikh temples were open to provide food and shelter for those affected.

It also sparked harrowing memories of an attack on Westminster Bridge when 52-year-old British Muslim convert Khalid Masood rammed his vehicle into pedestrians before crashing into the barriers surrounding parliament and then stabbing a police officer to death.

"Our prayers and resolute solidarity are today as always with the people of Britain in the face of the shocking terrorist attacks in London", Mr Turnbull tweeted.

England has been under heightened alert since a bomb was detonated at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester nearly two weeks ago, killing 22 and wounding more than 100 as they left the venue. Several days later it was lowered to "severe", meaning an attack is highly likely.

Grande visited victims of the bombing in the hospital Saturday and is scheduled to perform at a star-studded benefit concert in Manchester on Sunday.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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