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Multiple casualties reported during terror-related incident on London Bridge

June 3, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Multiple casualties reported during terror-related incident on London Bridge

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As many as three different incidents, one described as terror-related, were unfolding in London late Saturday, the most serious appearing to be a van crashing into a crowd on London Bridge.

In addition, police warned people to stay away from nearby Borough Market and the Vauxhall area — about a mile away — as they looked into separate incidents.

Sources told Sky News the London Bridge crash was being investigated as a “terrorist incident.”

Witnesses told Police that the men described as being “of Mediterranean origin” jumped out of the van and began “randomly stabbing people” along Borough High Street in central London at 10 pm, the Daily Mail reported.

Additionally, gunfire was heard around London Bridge area as armed police reportedly shot and killed two of the suspects.

A subsequent search is underway for the third man.

A woman said she saw three people with what appeared to be their throats cut on the Bridge amid reports that at least seven people have been stabbed, leaving bodies “strewn” on the road in central London.

Reports further indicate a person was killed at London Bridge, with one of the casualties reportedly being a police officer.

Witness Holly Jones told the BBC a white van veered off the road and struck as many as six people. She said she saw at least four or five people on the ground.

Another witness, Will Heaven, said he saw people who appeared to have been hit, and one being put into an ambulance. “We saw injured people on the road, injured people on the pavement,” he told Sky News.

He added that “it did not look like an accident”, saying it was clear that police “thought they were responding to something far more serious than a road traffic accident.”

Prime Minister Theresa May and President Trump were briefed with updates, according to their spokespeople.

Transport for London said busy London Bridge station and two others were closed at the request of police.

Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said she was “in contact with officials and is being regularly updated on the incident at London Bridge.”

The incident happened on a warm Saturday night in a busy area full of bars and restaurants.

It comes less than three months after an attacker ran down people with a vehicle on Westminster Bridge, killing four, then stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament.

This is a developing story.

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