London attacks: What we know

BULLETIN: Terrorism suspected in London attack.
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04 June, 2017

Also Saturday, a man with a "massive knife" entered a restaurant at Borough Market, just south of the bridge, and stabbed two people inside, a witness told CNN on Saturday.

A witness told CNN two men entered a restaurant at Borough Market, just south of London Bridge, and stabbed two people inside.

Officers fired shots, although authorities declined to provide additional information on the reported attack.

Police responding to multiple incidents near London Bridge.

The assailant, Khalid Masood, 52, of West Midlands, reportedly had a criminal record and may have had connections to violent extremism, British Prime Minister Theresa May said.

Transport for London said the bridge has been closed in both directions due to a "major police incident".

London Metropolitan Police have said only that they are dealing with an incident on the bridge, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted that people should follow police on Twitter for updates.

After a white van ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge around 10.10pm local time (7.10am AEST), police confirmed that they were responding to incidents at Borough Market and Vauxhall. He thought the person had been drinking, but then police vans flew by.

He said that people immediately went to her aid and the pub was closed. he said he also saw another person being given CPR.

A large number of police officers were seen gearing up with helmets and riot gear, believed to be on the hunt for suspects. There were also reports of shots being fired.

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"I want to know if this girl is still alive", he said. He estimated 100 people were on the bridge at the time, fewer than earlier in the night because it was getting late.

Witnesses have reported seeing injured people on the ground on the bridge.

Will Heaven was at London Bridge shortly after the incident and wrote on Twitter that he had seen casualties - one on the pavement and one on the edge of the road. "I don't know what to do". He said he threw chairs, glasses and bottles at the attackers in a bid to stop them.

An eyewitness tells Sky News he saw people who seemed to have been run over and people being placed in an ambulance covered in blankets.

Medics treated people lying injured on the ground near the market as shocked people cried and shouted around them. But before you do that, can you tell us what you're hearing about Borough Market?

"We ran for like 100 meters and then saw loads of police cars turned up and there was kind of a period of quite intense gunfire", he said.

Claire witnessed the London Bridge terror attack.

In March, a British convert to Islam ran down people with a vehicle on Westminster Bridge, killing four, then stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament.

On May 22, a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.


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