London Police Respond to Multiple Incident
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 17:15
In March, a knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power, plowing a auto into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament.
As the men then ran into bars and pubs stabbing more people, he chased them down, directing police to them before they were shot dead.
- The London ambulance service says that at least 48 people were taken to five hospitals across the city and a number of others were treated at the scene wih minor injuries.
The violence turned a summery night in an area packed with revellers into a scene of panic and chaos, with officers running through crowded streets screaming for people to flee.
There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, which come days ahead of a June 8 national election, and less than two weeks after 22 people were killed in a suicide attack in the northern United Kingdom city of Manchester while attending a concert by U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande.
The President of the European Council Donald Tusk said: "My heart and mind are in London after another cowardly attack".
London's transport authority said London Bridge rail station had been closed at the request of the police.
Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle travelling at about 80km/h strike people walking along the pavement.
"That will require some hard, and often embarrassing, conversations", she said. We went towards Borough Market and everyone went inside (the bar).
But Mrs May made clear she intends to take action on a range of levels in response to the recent spate of atrocities, also including the auto and knife murders of four people at Westminster in March and the killing of 22 by suicide bomb at the Manchester Arena last month.
Gerard Vowls told The Guardian newspaper that he saw a woman being stabbed by three men at the south end of London Bridge. "They were scared. The police were scared", he said.
Liam Connell was in Katzenjammers Bierhall in Southwark Street, where customers were told to evacuate by staff before armed police told them to get on the ground.
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Last month Britain's terror threat level was raised to critical after a bomb exploded outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people.
She will chair a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee on Sunday, No 10 said.
"We finished drinking at a bar and we came out onto the road and I looked to my left and there was a guy, we thought he was just drunk, he was lying on the floor", the man told Sky.