Car runs into London Bridge pedestrians; multiple injuries

Elias Hubbard
June 4, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May called the events a "potential act of terrorism"."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.

British Transport Police said there were reports of "multiple" casualties following the major incident on London Bridge. Multiple people have suffered serious injuries.

Streets around London Bridge and Borough Market, fashionable districts packed with bars and restaurants, would have been busy with people on a Saturday night out. Lifeboats on the River Thames helped evacuate the area.

Metro police, not intelligence agencies, are handling the incidents.

A separate incident at Vauxhall, where a person was stabbed, is unrelated.

"We believe three people were involved but we still have some more inquiries to be 100 per cent confident on that". He turned and saw three men wearing belts or vests with packets around the belly. "But these were later established to hoaxes".

Another said the three three men shouted "This is for Allah".

"They kept coming to try to stab me. they were stabbing everyone. It's confronting. The sheer sense and wave of panic that runs through people", he told Network Nine. "I want to know if this girl is still alive". We just stayed in the floor for about half an hour. "I don't know what to do".

"There was one man who said he had been slashed in the face".

According to the Sun up to 20 people could have been injured. Police confirmed that shots had been fired. "We were shouting "stop, stop" and people threw chairs at them", a chef at one restaurant told dpa news agency.

Tony Murphy, who lives near the area, told Sky News he heard the sound of gunfire. Members of the public were told by police to "run as fast as they could" westbound. Five people, including a police officer, were killed and more than 50 others were injured in the terror attack on March 22. Rowley said the attackers were dead in eight minutes.

One witness told the BBC she saw a speeding white van veering into pedestrians at London Bridge. The attacker was gunned down by a police officer.

The 25-year-old said that at first, "it didn't look too risky".

The London Bridge and Borough Market areas are popular hot spots for pubs and restaurants.

The attackers "had no clue what they were doing". The man appears to have canisters strapped to his body.

As they responded to the two incidents, police were then called to a third potential attack - reports of an "incident" in nearby Vauxhall, a residential area, which occurred just before 1 a.m. (8p ET). "We have armed police at the scenes", London's Metropolitan Police tweeted. The situation is still unfolding and I would ask all Londoners and visitors to our city to remain calm and vigilant.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said the incidents are being treated as a "potential act of terrorism".

Six people have died and many more injured in terror attacks using a van and knives on Saturday night. Both areas have been placed on lockdown following the attacks. It then across the bridge knocking over several pedestrians.

The bombing killed 22 people who were at the arena for an Ariana Grande concert.

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