London Terror Attack Leaves 6 Dead, Scores Hurt In Van, Stabbing Rampage

Officers also dealt with reports of stabbings in Borough Market, where armed officers attended and shots were fired.

All three attackers were shot dead by police. There are reports that law enforcement is looking for three suspects who may be armed.

"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".

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement issued the attack was being treated as a terrorist incident and urged people to avoid the London Bridge and Borough Market area.

"Police are dealing with a major incident and all routes are being diverted", Transport for London said on Twitter. BBC showed dozens of people, evidently having been caught up in the attack, being escorted through a police cordon with their hands on their heads.

Washington, Jun 4 US President Donald Trump today called British Prime Minister Theresa May on phone to offer condolences over the "brutal" central London terror attacks in which six people were killed and offered full support in bringing perpetrators of the heinous acts to justice.

Trump was briefed on the situation, according to the White House.

England has been on edge since May 22, when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks.

Police first received reports that a vehicle struck pedestrians on the iconic London Bridge around 10 p.m., Rowley said.

The area has been cordoned off for investigations, led by the Met Police's Counter Terrorism Command, working with British Transport Police, City of London Police, the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called for "resolute solidarity" with Britain in the face of the "shocking" attacks.

A taxi driver told the BBC that three men got out of the van with long knives and "went randomly along Borough High Street stabbing people".

In the meantime, the British Islamic Council expressed its condemnation and anger at the terrorist operations in London Bridge. Police have declared it a terrorist attack. Five people were killed, including the assailant, and 40 others were injured.

Prime Minister Theresa May said: "Our thoughts are with those who are caught up in these terrible events". Multiple witnesses reported a vehicle veering off the road and hitting as many as six pedestrians.

A man, named as Gerard Vowls by the Guardian, said that he was in the Ship pub near Borough Market when the attack, which left seven dead and 48 injured, took place.

  • Carolyn Briggs