BREAKING: Terror Attack on London Bridge, 6 Confirmed Dead
NOTE: I'll be posting updates below this post.
Breaking reports indicate that a van has jumped onto the sidewalk on the London Bridge and struck pedestrians. There are subsequent reports of possibly related stabbing and gunfire incidents in nearby Borough Market.
Latest updates as a major incident is declared after a white van struck and injured pedestrians on London Bridge. https://t.co/EAkjGxcMkf— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) June 3, 2017
Sky Sources: The incident at London Bridge is believed to be terrorism— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) June 3, 2017
British police rushed to an incident on London Bridge on Saturday after witnesses said a van ploughed into pedestrians.
Police said they were dealing with an incident but gave no further details. A Reuters reporter near the scene said she saw 10 police cars rushing towards London Bridge.
A witness told the BBC she saw a speeding white van veering into pedestrians. The witness said the van hit five to six people.
There are some media interviews with witnesses at the scene.
Mark Roberts was standing on London Bridge, he just spoke with CNN. pic.twitter.com/tvRVAD1hX8— Andrew Pinsent (@957Pinsent) June 3, 2017
Reports of gunfire:
A witness has told Sky News he heard what appeared to be gunfire at London Bridge— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) June 3, 2017
LBC reporter is close to the Shard and says he's heard what sounded like gunfire and says armed police are in the area #LondonBridge— LBC Breaking (@lbcbreaking) June 3, 2017
Tony Murphy, who lives in a flat nearby, told Sky News that “there was tremendous gunfire” on the bridge https://t.co/9aR8UgbJwc— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 3, 2017
This, of course, is reminiscent of the terror attack on the Westminster Bridge this past March, which killed six.
Pj Media will be monitoring this developing story. Check back for updates.
UPDATE 7:02p ET - Reports of multiple fatalities
At least two fatalities from initial incident at #LondonBridge, according to local media reports.— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) June 3, 2017
UPDATE 7:15p ET
UPDATE 7:30p ET
Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2017
Photos of 1st Arrest in London, man appears to be in 30s: pic.twitter.com/p7sCPdZGhq— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) June 3, 2017
UPDATE 7:45p ET
Eric, eye witness, tells BBC that terrorists on bridge ran at people with knives shouting, "This is for Allah." #LondonBridge— Allison Pearson (@allisonpearson) June 3, 2017
Theresa May says the "terrible incident" in London is being treated as a "potential act of terrorism". #LondonBridge— LBC Breaking (@lbcbreaking) June 3, 2017
UPDATE 7:54p ET - Police have now declared the London Bridge and Borough Market incidents acts of terrorism
UPDATE 8:00p ET
Eye witness to Sky News: They were five attackers armed by big knives.#LondonBridge— Nervana Mahmoud (@Nervana_1) June 3, 2017
UPDATE 8:15p ET
UPDATE 8:30p ET - Reports of an explosion near London Bridge
Two explosions - two minutes apart - heard outside The Sun Offices in London Bridge. first was heard at 1:23am— Mark Hodge (@mrhodgey) June 4, 2017
The Sun Offices where reported explosion just took place are very near London Bridge pic.twitter.com/DeM3UAjPkz— DrRustyShackleford (@mypetjawa) June 4, 2017
LONDON TERROR ATTACKS:— Israel News Feed (@IsraelHatzolah) June 4, 2017
•London Bridge ramming/stabbing
•Terrorists shouted "it's for Alla" pic.twitter.com/fvdiGimU3y
"At one restaurant, diners saw men wearing what looked like belts with black canisters attached." https://t.co/aHB4jaxDiU— Max Abrahms (@MaxAbrahms) June 4, 2017
JUST IN: Witness to @NBCNightlyNews: People used pint glasses and chairs to fight back as at least 1 attacker entered a pub in London.— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) June 4, 2017
UPDATE 9:00p ET
WATCH: Two witnesses describe panic and gunfire at the scene of a "terrorist incident" near London Bridge. pic.twitter.com/WKETCDIsRY— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) June 4, 2017
LAST UPDATE 9:15p ET - Thanks for following. We'll start a new post if information warrants.
BBC News: Police say the situation is still ongoing in London— Patrick deHahn (@patrickdehahn) June 4, 2017
Unarmed London police fled from knife-wielding attackers. https://t.co/UnTOapvGAN— Dave Kopel (@davekopel) June 4, 2017