Incidents on London Bridge, Borough Market declared as terrorist incidents

Elias Hubbard
June 4, 2017

There were also reports of some people being taken into police custody.

The London Ambulance Service released a statement several hours after the initial event took place, confirming they'd taken at least 20 patients to six different hospitals in the aftermath of the London Bridge incident. She and said would chair a meeting of the government's COBRA emergency committee later on June 4.

The public has been urged to remain vigilant and to alert police to anything suspicious.

Another witness called Gerard said the suspects stabbed a series of people near Borough Market and shouted, "This is for Allah". He estimated 100 people were on the bridge at the time.

BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on the bridge at the time, said: "A white van driver came speeding - probably about 50mph - veered off the road into the crowds of people who were walking along the pavement".

"He swerved right around me and then hit about five or six people", Jones said. That witness said the van hit five to six people.

Another witness told Reuters that she saw at least three people with knife wounds.

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

The London Bridge station has been closed "at the request of police" following what has been described as a "major police incident".

Three men then left the vehicle and stabbed a number of people in Borough Market, south of the bridge, an area known for its restaurants and bars.

On March 22, Khalid Masood ploughed a rented vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and stabbed a policeman to death before being shot dead.

The attack comes nearly two weeks after 22 people died in a suicide bombing at a concert in Manchester.

Britain's official terror threat had recently been lowered from "critical". But it was reduced to severe again several days later.

"All Americans stand in solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom".

Emergency personnel on London Bridge after an incident in central London, Saturday, June 3, 2017. USA citizens in the area should heed direction from local authorities and maintain security awareness. It was not clear if they were related. "We are with you", he tweeted. "Our thoughts are with everyone affected". I am in close contact with the Met Commissioner and senior officers and am being kept updated on all developments.

The Thai embassy posted the warning on its Facebook page on Sunday morning. "Police told us to get out and then there was more gunfire". "The Uber stopped, we asked people what was going on - people said there was shooting", said Yoann Belmere, 40, a French banker living in London.

"I condemn it in the strongest possible terms".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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