London attacks: Volunteers offer to give victims aid, shelter
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 11:50
Police in London near the London Bridge where a van hit a crowd of pedestrians.
At roughly the same time, there was a knife attack in a London market. "A taxi driver rolled down his window and started screaming, 'Keep running, keep running - people have been stabbed.'" Thompson said he saw some injured people on the ground.
The specter of twin terror attacks comes as England reels from the terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.
Witnesses in Borough Market reported seeing several people being attacked by the knifemen.
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.
The Metropolitan Police force says armed officers are responding at both scenes. Before police arrived he said he saw three attackers repeatedly stab a man who was on the ground.
"He swerved right round me and then hit about five or six people", Jones said. We walked a little further - and were stopped at intervals by policemen and women who said "have you witnessed anything first hand".
Minicab firms and black cabs offered free rides away from the London Bridge area.
Police attend to an incident on London Bridge.
After the white van crashed into fencing by Southwark Cathedral, knifemen sprinted towards nearby bars packed with revellers enjoying a Saturday night out.
It is too early to say whether the incidents in London are militant attacks, European security officials told Reuters. "He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind", she said.
Soon after, there were reports of knife attacks at nearby Borough Market, a popular spot for pubs and restaurants on the southern side of the Thames.
Shortly afterward, London Metropolitan Police declared it a terrorist attack.
"Then we heard three gunshots, definitely gunshots, and we ran". "The United States stands ready to provide any assistance authorities in the United Kingdom may request", the statement said.
London Bridge Station is closed and people are urged to avoid the area, Mayor Khan said.
A van mowed down pedestrians as it sped down London Bridge in the British capital Saturday night, leaving bodies lying in the roadway, a witness to the incident told CNN.
The terror attacks in London comes almost two weeks after a suicide bomber killed 22 people and wounded dozens more outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.