Police make 12 arrests in connection with London attack - statement

May said the men attacked "innocent and unarmed civilians" in crowded Borough Market with blades and knives.

Armed police fired shots after reports of stabbings and a van hitting pedestrians on London Bridge today in an incident reminiscent of a terror attack in March just days ahead of a general election.

Twelve people were arrested in counterterrorism raids in the Barking area of east London, police said on Sunday. "We will come together and, united, we will take on our enemies, she says".

London Bridge Tube station was closed and London Bridge was closed in both directions. She said they were wearing what appeared to be explosive vests, but police determined those were only meant to sow panic and fear. French and Spanish citizens were among the wounded. Neighbors at the site of one major raid in Barking said a man who lived there resembled one of the attackers shown in news photographs.

"Having visited the officer in hospital shortly after he was admitted for treatment, I was able to hear his account of what happened last night", said BTP chief constable Paul Crowther. "He's one of our neighbors". If you have any concerns or information about suspicious activity please contact the Police on 101, the UK Anti-Terrorism Hotline on 0800 789 321, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or in an emergency dial 999. "He was a very nice guy".

A benefit concert for victims of that attack was scheduled for Sunday in Manchester.

The Manchester bombing on May 22 was the deadliest attack in Britain since July 2005, when four British Muslim suicide bombers killed 52 people in coordinated attacks on London's transport network.

May said the attacks weren't directly connected, but that "terrorism breeds terrorism" and attackers copy one another. "Enough is enough", she said as she announced a raft of initiatives to tackle the terror threat.

The prime minister said Britain was seeing a "new trend" in the threat the country faces.

Trump went after London Mayor Sadiq Khan for saying there was "no reason to be alarmed".

Dick declined to give any further details about the attackers, but added: "At the moment we believe there were three attackers and we believe they are dead".

She also said the people need to be more vigilant in identifying and stamping out extremism across society.

A large area on the south bank of the River Thames remained cordoned off Sunday, and police told people to avoid the area.

People leave the area after an incident near London Bridge in London, Britain, on June 4, 2017. All three were shot dead by police at the scene. Some of them were crying.

Only hours before, bursts of gunfire echoed through the streets - likely from armed police - and at least three blasts rang out as officers performed controlled explosions after sweeping the area for possible bombs. He opened the door only to see three bodies on the ground. It will only be defeated when we turn people's minds away from this violence - and make them understand that our values - pluralistic, British values - are superior to anything offered by the preachers and supporters of hate.

"People started running and screaming, and the van crashes into the railing behind". He said it took him 20 minutes to carry her across the bridge, stumbling all the way.

Witnesses said people ran into a bar to seek shelter. He was later described as being in stable condition with injuries that weren't life-threatening.

BBC radio said witnesses saw people throwing tables and chairs at the perpetrators of the attack to protect themselves.

Vowls also saw people pelting the attackers, and said he joined in himself. "Evil, evil people", he told the newspaper. "People were throwing bottles at them, pint glasses, whatever they could pick up". Everybody needs to go about their lives as they normally would.

The State Department issued a statement condemning them as "cowardly".

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