London Bridge incident "terror related"

Claudine Rigal
Juin 4, 2017

Police said seven people were killed and more than 40 others were wounded, some critically, before officers shot and killed the three suspected assailants.

About 90 minutes later, police evacuated the restaurant, he said.

Several witnesses also reported hearing gunshots around London Bridge.

Grande, who visited victims of the Manchester attack in the hospital on Friday, found herself confronted with another terror attack.

Using long hunting knives, the attackers then indiscriminately stabbed innocent people shortly after 10pm on Saturday night. Tourists gaped at the carnage from the roofs of double-decker buses.

A Downing Street spokesman said: "The Prime Minister is in contact with officials and is being regularly updated on the incident at London Bridge".

United States pop star Ariana Grande, whose concert in Manchester was the scene of last week's fatal terror attack, tweeted: "Praying for London".

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.

This is, as we all know, the third terrorist attack Britain has experienced in the last three months.

Chaos erupted in London late Saturday when a vehicle rammed into pedestrians on London Bridge, injuring an undetermined number of people and causing hundreds of others to flee in panic.

The van collided with a guardrail.

He said: "The three people literally started kicking them, punching them, and took out knives".

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said that while they believe all the attackers were killed, the investigation continued.

London's transport authority said London Bridge rail station had been closed at the request of the police.

He stabbed a police officer to death before being shot dead by a ministerial bodyguard.

At least six were killed when a van swerved off the road and hit the pedestrians on London Bridge early Sunday, Philippine time. Five to six people had been hit.

Cell phone video from a restaurant in the market showed people diving under tables amid the sound of breaking glass as officers rushed in and ordered patrons to stay down.

"We shall endeavour to extend all possible assistance to all affected and to their families and friends in this hard hour", an Indian High Commission statement said.

"We were locked in the bathroom for about an hour". She cried and hugged them as they reunited outside a police cordon.

Police activity spread throughout the Borough Market area. But he added. "I'm reassured we are one of the safest global cities in the world".

"I think they arrested a man at the alley in front of my house", she said. The driver said something bad is happening here.

Attackers brought carnage to the streets of the capital, stabbing a police officer and revellers with 12-inch knives, reportedly shouting "this is for Allah".

Australia's foreign minister Julie Bishop described the incidents as a "shocking situation".

People leave the area with their hands up after an incident near London Bridge in London, Britain June 4, 2017.

British leaders scrambled to respond to the attacks.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "Brutal and shocking incidents reported in London".

And our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and with their friends, families and loved ones. "Thank you to our emergency services for all that you do".

U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to offer U.S. help to Britain.

Gareth - who did not want to give his surname - told BBC Wales: "We were fearful for our lives". He wrote: "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough".

Police and Crime Commissioner Jeff Cuthbert tweeted: "Words can not express my shock and horror at what happened in London last night".

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