London mayor says election should not be postponed after attack
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 16:24
Witnesses report a van hitting pedestrians and injured people on the ground.
Shootings and stabbings were reported at commercial district Borough Market on Saturday, shortly after a van traveling 50 miles per hour boarded the pedestrians sidewalk and mowed down at least 20 people prior.
"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 who came to the aid of those in need during this terrible attack, and I am sure helped to save lives".
British police responded to reports of multiple violent incidents across London on Saturday evening, after witnesses said a vehicle mowed down pedestrians on the London Bridge. Three men believed to be Muslims fled the van with large knives and attacked people at bars and restaurants in nearby Borough Market, police and witnesses said.
Moments after, police responded with armed officers to an incident at Borough Market, an open market adjacent to London Bridge.
--Three suspected attackers have also been shot dead by police.
"All three were wearing what appeared to be explosive vests, but the police have established that this clothing was fake and worn only to spread panic and fear".
" A Reuters reporter nearby said he heard loud bangs afterwards that may have been controlled explosions". "This is a fast moving investigation". "I want to express my huge gratitude to the police and emergency services who are on the scene". Intelligence and security chiefs as well as senior ministers and officials attend the meeting. Police tweeted that Londoners should "remain calm but be alert and vigilant".
CBS is reporting that six people are confirmed dead from the twin terror attacks on the London Bridge and the Borough Market.
When Al-Ostta and her friend ran up to London Bridge, she said she and her friend were told by officers to run away.
" It was not clear who might be responsible for the attack". The White House said the president "praised the heroic response of police and other first responders and offered the full support of the United States government in investigating and bringing those responsible for these heinous acts to justice".
On May 22, a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a pop concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England. It had been raised to critical after the Manchester attack, then lowered again days later.
The trio were shot dead by the police at the scene. So far, 18 people have been arrested in connection with the May 22 attack.