Londoners offer cups of tea to those affected by terror attacks

At 00.25 a.m. BST (7.25 p.m. ET), police announced the two incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market were "terrorist incidents".

The attacks come days ahead of a June 8 election and less than two weeks after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a pop concert by United States singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England.

Police said the attack lasted around eight minutes but further inquiries were needed before they could say there were no other suspects on the loose.

More terror in London: On the London Bridge three assailants have crossed several pedestrians, then they attacked a popular market hall.

A man who gave only his first name, Ben, told BBC radio he "saw a man in red with a large blade, at a guess 10 inches (25cm) long, stabbing a man, about three times" near Borough Market.

Armed police have responded and shots have been fired following reports of stabbings at Borough Market near London Bridge where officers had been responding to an earlier incident.

The British Transport Police said one of its officers was seriously injured after being stabbed as he responded to the incident, but his condition was not said to be life- threatening.

Three attackers in London who drove a van into pedestrians and stabbed several people were killed by police Saturday.

Police escort a member of public as they clear the scene of a terror attack on London Bridge in central London on June 3, 2017.

If confirmed as terrorism, this will be the third attack to hit Britain in as many months.

In another tweet, he wrote: "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough".

"Our thoughts are with those who are caught up in these terrible events", she said.

A photo showing what is thought to be two suspected terrorists with cannisters reportedly strapped to their bodies with police officers standing over them.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said news of the attacks struck her with "sadness and dismay". The men, who wore hoax suicide vests, were shot dead by police, taking the total death toll to nine and the number of injured to at least 20, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley told reporters. "Initially, I thought it was a road traffic incident and the people had jumped out to see if anyone was injured, but I could tell immediately, they looked very aggressive".

Prime Minister Theresa May was to chair a meeting of Britain's Cobra emergency committee on Sunday in response to the "dreadful events".

The attack came on the eve of a benefit concert Grande is scheduled to play in Manchester on Sunday in aid of the victims and their families.

US President Donald Trump offered his help, tweeting "WE ARE WITH YOU".

On March 22nd, a 52-year-old man on the Westminster Bridge in London had driven pedestrians at a high pace.

CNN obtained an eyewitness account that described "a man with a "massive knife" entered the restaurant at Borough Market, just south of the bridge, and stabbed two people inside".

  • Zachary Reyes