"Multiple casualties" following major incident at London Bridge
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 14:54
They then went to nearby Borough Market, where they stabbed several people in the popular area filled with restaurants and bars before being shot down by police.
Police officers at the scene of the attack.
At least seven died Saturday night after a van veered off the road and barreled into pedestrians on busy London Bridge.
More than 48 people injured in the attacks have been taken to five hospitals across London.
"The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests but these were later established to be hoaxes", he added.
"Our thoughts (and) prayers are (with) the victims, courageous first responders (and) all the people of London", Pence wrote.
The vehicle continued to Borough Market, where the attackers jumped out and began stabbing people in the street.
Ben told the network, "I saw a man in red with quite a large blade, I don't know the measurement - I guess maybe 10 inches".
Borough Market, at the south end of the bridge, is a world-famous food hall and a trendy nightlife area always packed with revellers on a Saturday night.
Armed British police officers walk within a cordoned off area after an attack in the London Bridge area in London, Sunday, June 4, 2017.
France said two of its citizens were injured in the attack, one seriously, and President Emmanuel Macron, said his nation - which has suffered its own wave of terror attacks - was "more than ever at Britain's side".
White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted at 6:30 p.m. that President Trump was being briefed on the incident.
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.