London Terror: Multiple casualties, ‘shots fired’, vehicles, knives …
Seven people are confirmed dead and more than 45 others have been hurt, 21 critically, in what British Transport police are referring to as acts of terror involving a knife and a vehicle late Saturday evening. Police have shot 3 terrorists dead and may have killed one innocent bystander by accident. *this is a breaking news story and will be updated as events warrant*
Police: Vehicle struck pedestrians on London Bridge, People stabbed at nearby Borough Market. https://t.co/1Aauirsdb6 pic.twitter.com/FOHknkzD8n
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 3, 2017
Reports say that 20 people were ‘mowed down’ by a van on the London bridge, several others were stabbed at nearby Borough market.
UPDATE: London ambulance service says 20 patients taken to six hospitals following incident at London Bridge https://t.co/MmkB1kIjRv pic.twitter.com/kVIJ5OKzLL
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 4, 2017
Reports from Britain’s Press Association say that multiple people have been stabbed and that armed officers responding to the incident have fired shots at Borough Market near the London Bridge.
#Breaking Police have responded to reports of stabbings in Borough Market, armed officers responded and shots fired, Scotland Yard says.
— PA Media (@PA) June 3, 2017
At least one of the dead was shot by police in Borough Market.
Bystander 'shot in the head as police opened fire' on knifemen who targeted drinkers in a London https://t.co/LfT3tSaMPO
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) June 4, 2017
London Metro Police issued this warning shortly after the attacks began:
#Londonbridge #boroughmarket #vauxhall pic.twitter.com/a7OciBEBjH
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 3, 2017
A massive manhunt for three men with knives has begun.
Man hunt launched for three terrorists as men with '12in knives stab pedestrians' after mowing down up to 20 people https://t.co/4vkpqDD4JE pic.twitter.com/T4gUxXhFl3
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) June 3, 2017
Multiple explosions have been reported and police may have at least one suspect in custody.
Two explosions heard in last few minutes; suspects still at large, at least 1 may have been subdued. #London https://t.co/1AauirJO2E pic.twitter.com/5p36WFwISp
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 4, 2017
A van ran struck several pedestrians, perhaps as many as 20, on the London Bridge and conflicting reports say that between one and three attackers then jumped out of the vehicle and began stabbing people.
“He’s veered across the road towards the right hand of where Southwark Cathedral is and rammed it where the steps are,” a cabbie in the area said. “He just rammed it towards them, wedged it in between the lamppost and the steps and so he’s hit people there. They’ve jumped out of the van and started stabbing people randomly.”
That same cabbie reportedly turned his cab on the terrorists in an attempt to end the attack. “I’m gonna try and hit him, I’m gonna try and knock him down,” the unidentified cab driver said. “I spun the cab round, I was about to ram one of them, but he side-stepped and three police officers came running towards them with their batons drawn.”
One witness said she saw three people with what appeared to be their throats cut on London Bridge amid the “utter chaos.”
Fleet of ambulances leaving #LondonBridge pic.twitter.com/iimlKh9xtT
— Redmond Shannon (@RedShannon) June 3, 2017
Several more people were stabbed at Borough Bistro.
The market is near the London Bridge. A crashed van and men with knives were reported in the area indicating these are likely the same men from the bridge.
The Vauxhall stabbing has now been ruled “not connected” by local police.
BREAKING NEWS: #London Bridge, Borough Market declared "terrorist incidents," Vauxhall stabbing is not connected, police say. pic.twitter.com/MjXoBV7qH8
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 4, 2017