London Mayor Sadiq Khan says election should not be postponed after attack

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said the attacks were a "protracted incident" that started on London Bridge and finished at Borough Market.

Police said three attackers drove a vehicle into pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed people in Borough Market.

Within minutes, six people had been killed and three attackers shot dead by armed police.

"The suspects had been confronted and shot by police within eight minutes of the first call".

--Police say those canisters were part of a hoax suicide vest.

London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, said in a statement: "My thoughts are with everyone affected, and I'd like to thank the fearless men and women of our emergency services who were first on the scene and will be working throughout the night". Guy's Hospital, near London Bridge, was placed on lockdown "due to the ongoing incident in central keep patients, relatives and staff safe", it said in a statement.

Eyewitnesses reported panic as the incidents unfolded in the vicinity of a major transport hub and in an area packed with restaurants and bars.

Trump tweeted "we are with you" and said the United States would do whatever was needed to help.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer had earlier tweeted saying that the U.S. president's national security team had briefed him about the attacks at the London Bridge and Borough Market.

'I'm trying to find the right words to say what we're going to say now, ' he said.

A witness told CNN two men had entered a restaurant in the Borough Market area and stabbed two people inside. The only guarantee that will come from our choosing to stall the democratic process again will be more attacks; it is what these cowards want us to do.

The incident is reminiscent of the March 22 Westminster Bridge terror attack in the city in which five people were killed and more than 50 wounded.

May will chair a meeting of Britain's "COBR" emergency response committee on Sunday morning.

He told the station: "I didn't see the van mount the kerb but I saw everything else".

On May 22, a British suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

--The first report of an incident was of a white van ploughing into pedestrians on London Bridge at about 10.08pm. "It's clear to me that the courage of those people during and following the attack was extraordinary and I pay tribute to all of them". He said a waitress was stabbed in the throat and a man was stabbed in the back.

Five or six people were treated for injuries after the vehicle mounted the pavement and hit them, she said.

British Prime Minister Theresa May described the attacks as "dreadful". But they said later that turned out to be an unrelated stabbing.

This is this third terrorist attack in England in three months.

All three attackers were shot dead by police.

"Then I tried to help people, wounded people".

She has also appeared as a crime reporter on Investigation Discovery Channel, History Channel, and Oxygen Channel.

" On March 22, Khalid Masood ploughed a rented auto into pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death before being shot dead".

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