Several People Injured After Van Mows Down Pedestrians in London

Several People Injured After Van Mows Down Pedestrians in London

Several People Injured After Van Mows Down Pedestrians in London

One witness told the BBC she saw a speeding white van veering into pedestrians at London Bridge.

The British police have reportedly stated they are dealing with the incident at London Bridge but did not provide any further details.

On March 22, the British Parliament building was attacked by a man who ran over pedestrians with a vehicle and then stabbed several people.

"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.

One occurred at London Bridge, when a van was seen plowing into pedestrians. He said the three attackers were killed soon after driving a van into pedestrians on London Bridge.

Authorities said they were aware of the reports but would not release more information until they could confirm the facts.

United Kingdom police are responding to incidents in London Bridge and Borough Market in the UK.

Metropolitan Police said in a tweet that "the incidents at #LondonBridge & #BoroughMarket were declared as terrorist incidents" and appeared to be connected.

A stabbing at nearby Vauxhall was unrelated, the Met added.

Latest reports claim police are looking for three suspects, possibly armed.

According to a statement from Downing Street, "The Prime Minister is in contact with officials and is being regularly updated on the incident at London Bridge".

The US embassy in London tweeted: "Please avoid the area and monitor local news/@metpoliceuk for updates". Nearby underground stations London Bridge and Borough stations were immediately shut.

There are unconfirmed reports that least seven people have been stabbed as witnesses told of bodies "strewn" on the road at the landmark in central London.

BBC reporter Holly Jones was at the bridge when the van came through and reported the van veered off the road and into crowds of people. May has described the incidents as "potential acts of terrorism".

A witness told MSNBC he heard "six to eight gunshots" near the London Bridge area.

On social media, London Met have told people to people to "run - to a place of safety".

A taxi driver called Chris told LBC said he saw men armed with foot-long knives after a van drove on to the pavement.

Transport for London said busy London Bridge station was closed at the request of police.

Grande visited victims of the bombing in the hospital Saturday and is scheduled to perform at a star-studded benefit concert in Manchester on Sunday.

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