London terror attacks: Kiwi in induced coma after stabbing
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 12:08
Police said the attacks had been declared terrorist incidents.
The police have also cordoned off the Borough Market and have cleared all bars and restaurants close to the area.
"He swerved right round me and then hit about five or six people", a BBC reporter, who was on the bridge at the time of the attack, said. He says he subsequently witnessed three attackers stab at least four people, including a woman in her early 20s.
"We saw people running away and then I saw a man with quite a large blade, at least 10-inches, stabbing a man three times".
The incidents comes days ahead of a June 8 election, with polls suggesting the lead of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party has dropped sharply.
May will chair a meeting of the government emergency response committee on Sunday, Downing Street officials say.
Trump tweeted "we are with you" and said the United States would do whatever was needed to help. "I was definitely shaken up at first but things gradually became better so now there's police, but hardly any noise", she said. "We don't yet know the full details, but this was a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners and visitors to our city enjoying their Saturday night". There is video up on Twitter of police going into a restaurant and yelling at people to stay on the ground.
MARTIN: And, Frank, we only have a little bit less than a minute left, but this is all coming just a month after three people were killed near Parliament there in London when a vehicle ran over victims.
Law enforcement officials in major US cities said they were not aware of any threats but were on alert.
Oliver Varney says he then noticed several other bodies, and bar security and the public had to wave down help.
The van was heading towards the London Bridge station, on the south bank of the river. There's no indication so far that the incidents are terrorism-related, or what if any relation there is between the three of them. "There is no justification whatsoever for such barbaric acts.", Khan wrote on Facebook.
More recently, a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a music concert by USA pop singer Ariana Grande in Manchester on May 22.
A charity concert for victims of the Manchester attack, featuring Grande and other stars, is due to be held in the northwest English city on Sunday.
She tweeted: "Praying for London".
March 22: Five people were killed and more than 50 are wounded when a man rammed his auto into pedestrians on Westminster bridge in London before crashing into the barriers surrounding parliament and then stabbing a police officer to death. An attacker stabbed a police officer, of course, in Manchester.