Seven people are feared to be dead with another 20 injured after the third London terror attack in a ten-week span.
Three men with 12-inch hunting knives reportedly stabbed pedestrians after mowing down at least 20 people with a white van on London Bridge.
The Daily Mail reports:
The men, described as being ‘of Mediterranean origin’, reportedly drove the van at 50mp across the bridge, then jumped out began ‘randomly stabbing people’ along Borough High Street in central London at 10pm.
One woman said she saw three people with what appeared to be their throats cut on London Bridge amid reports that at least seven people have been stabbed, leaving bodies ‘strewn’ on the road in central London.
One person has been killed at London Bridge – and one of the casualties is reportedly a police officer.
‘Rapid gunfire’ was heard in the London Bridge area as armed police are thought to have shot dead two of the men, with a search underway for the third man.
A witness said an attacker had ‘canisters attached to his abdomen as he stabbed multiple people in nearby Borough Market. Armed police have responded to reports of stabbings there and shots have been fired.
Police have responded to another incident in Vauxhall in south London, telling people ‘you must run, hide and tell’, Scotland Yard said.
A man has been arrested, as Sky News reported live from Borough High Street.
There are also unconfirmed reports of gunfire on Southwark Street.
50 armed police have entered Monument station with police dogs and bystanders have been told to run. Bank and Monument tube stations have been closed.
Police are advising people who live in the London Bridge area to stay somewhere else for the time being.
The care the three men were in is believed to have veered in an “S shape” across the bridge. Although this has not been confirmed, there are some reporting it was a B&Q and Hertz van.
As of now, the bridge is in lock down with the surrounding area closed down.
This attack comes days after armed troops were pulled off the city streets.
Police have told people to “remain calm, but be alert and vigilant. We are using all necessary skills and resources at London Bridge, Borough Market and Vauxhall.”
- Police were alerted with reports of a vehicle hitting pedestrians on London Bridge
- Officers were then called to a second incident at nearby Borough Market after reports of stabbings
- Armed officers responded and shots were fired
- There have been reports of gunfire on Southwark Street
- A third incident is taking place at Vauxhall, Scotland Yard said
A very, very elaborate attack.
The Sun has reported that two of the attackers were gunned down but a man hunt is underway to find the others involved.
A witness of the London Bridge incident said the attackers were yelling, “This is for Allah.”
Police have confirmed that the attacks in London Bridge and Borough Market are “terror incidents.”
With all the details still up in the air, we will keep you posted on this story.
For now, pray for those across the pond. They need all the help they can get.