Report car hits pedestrians on London Bridge, some said hurt

04 June, 2017, 06:30 | Author: Clay Erickson
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Police were called just after 10 pm (2100GMT) to reports of a vehicle hitting pedestrians on the bridge, which crosses the River Thames in central London.

More than one person was killed during the attacks, according to the BBC.

London Ambulance Services said on Twitter at least 20 patients were taken to six different hospitals in the area.

"A white van driver came speeding - probably about 50mph - veered off the road into the crowds of people who were walking along the pavement", she told BBC News.

"Officers have then responded to reports of stabbings in Borough Market".

London's Metropolitan Police have reported more than one fatality in a van attack near London Bridge Saturday.

According to BBC, police manning a cordon at the south side of London Bridge have confirmed multiple deaths in relation to the incident. A Reuters reporter near the scene said she saw 10 police cars rushing towards London Bridge, Reuters reported.

At the same time, police were dealing with reports of multiple stabbings at the nearby Borough Market as well as a third possible incident at Vauxhall, location of Britain's MI6.

Canadian officials were monitoring developments in the terrorist attack in London Saturday night, urging Canadian citizens in the British capital to avoid the area. They later clarified that it was a stabbing that was not connected to the other incidents.

The bridge is in lock down and the area around it is closed with bus routes being diverted, as armed police and a bomb squad attend the scene and boats search the water.

The Associated Press reports that Prime Minister Theresa May called a meeting of the government's emergency response committee.

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

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a statement advising "any affected U.S. citizens who need assistance to contact the U.S. Embassy in London and follow Department of State guidance".

The city's transportation authority, Transport for London, reported the bridge was closed down in both directions.

"She told me in French, "I don't know where those two other people are".

Some netizens witnessed the incident tweeted that they saw people got injured and the police has come to deal with it.

Casualties were seen being taken away from Tito's restaurant on London Bridge Street with blood on the steps of the eatery.

Several witnesses also reported hearing gunshots around London Bridge.

He said he witnessed the "horrific" scenes as police led them past to a room. However, it was not clear if the shots were fired by police or an assailant or assailants. The witness said the van hit five to six people. B&Q van mounted the pavement.

The bridge incident also comes more than two months after a man drove an SUV into a crowd on the sidewalk along Westminster Bridge in London, killing at least four people.

On March 22, the British Parliament building was attacked by a man who ran over pedestrians with a auto and then stabbed several people.

Husband and wife Ben and Natalie told BBC Radio 5 Live they were outside Borough Market, coming up the entrance of the underground when they saw the incident.

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