Homeland Security

BREAKING: Terror Attack on London Bridge, 6 Confirmed Dead

London Bridge crosses the Thames in central London.(burge5000/Flickr via Wikimedia Commons)

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.

Reuters reports:

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.

Reports of gunfire:

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

UPDATE 7:15p ET

https://twitter.com/Sara__Firth/status/871142685373067265

UPDATE 7:30p ET

UPDATE 7:45p ET

UPDATE 7:54p ET – Police have now declared the London Bridge and Borough Market incidents acts of terrorism

UPDATE 8:00p ET

UPDATE 8:15p ET

https://twitter.com/TEN_GOP/status/871156057082613762

UPDATE 8:30p ET – Reports of an explosion near London Bridge

https://twitter.com/TEN_GOP/status/871161256870281216

UPDATE 9:00p ET

https://twitter.com/TEN_GOP/status/871167812701736966

LAST UPDATE 9:15p ET – Thanks for following. We’ll start a new post if information warrants.