Gang of five Jihadi terrorists kill seven and hurt 20 in London
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 12:00
Within eight minutes, armed police confronted three male attackers, shooting them dead in Borough Market. Officers have then responded to reports of stabbings in #BoroughMarket.
At least 6 people have been killed in a terror attack in central London, with police shooting three suspected assailants dead.
Police urged Londoners to be calm and vigilant and circulated a message that read: "Run", "Hide", "Tell".
Britain's Press Association news agency says members of the public were told to run away as fast as they could from the area, which is filled with restaurants and pubs.
The Met said in a subsequent tweet that officers had also been deployed to deal with an incident in Vauxhall.
Those caught up in the attack mixed with late night revellers who at first, did not understand the confusion.
He told BBC Radio 5 Live he saw three people get out the van and initially believed they were going to help those who had been injured.
Another eyewitness tells Sky he heard a burst of gunfire during the incident.
London Bridge was closed in both directions, British Transport Police said.
As dawn broke over the capital, a large area on the south bank of the River Thames remained cordoned off. Police told people to avoid the area, leaving tourists and revelers struggling to get home. Video footage showed people fleeing in a panic.
Foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop said in a statement: "The Australian Government is seeking to determine if any Australians are involved or affected in any way".
High Commissioner Janice Charette says people should stay away from London Bridge and nearby Borough Market until the areas are deemed safe.
"At 0025hrs 4/6/17 the incidents at #LondonBridge & #BoroughMarket were declared as terrorist incidents".
Holly Jones, a BBC reporter at the bridge when the incident happened, said a van had swerved off the road into a crowd of pedestrians. The witness said the van hit five to six people.
Medics treated the injured near the market as shocked people cried and shouted around them. "France is putting everything in place to assist them". Another witness, Brad Myers, had just left London Bridge when he heard a "boom" behind him, which he thinks was the sound of a auto hitting the guardrails or other vehicles.
Authorities have not said if the incidents were related.
Metropolitan Police confirmed that they were dealing with an incident on the famous landmark on their Twitter feed.
The New York Police Department's Counterterrorism Bureau said on Twitter that its critical response teams had been deployed to heavily travelled pedestrian areas.
"There must have been about five or six people on the ground, they must have been seriously injured".
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.
First reports of the incident emerged shortly after 10.10pm local time (7.10am AEST).
England has been under heightened alert since a bomb was detonated at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester nearly two weeks ago, killing 22 and wounding more than 100 as they left the venue.
Grande is scheduled to perform Sunday in Manchester, England, at a star-studded benefit concert for victims of the Manchester terror attack that occurred following her performance in that city last month.
He described seeing the horrific scenes unfold as he made his way home after watching a football in a nearby pub.
We need to be outraged when the president exploits a awful violent crime to push his discriminatory and illegal policy.