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Have you been affected by the attacks in London?

Have you been affected by the attacks in London?

Prime Minister Theresa May said she was being updated by officials on the "fast-moving" situation, adding: "I can confirm that the bad incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism". She expressed her gratitude to the emergency services.

Transport for London has closed the bridge in both directions, also at the request of the Met police.

U.S. pop star Ariana Grande, whose concert in Manchester was the scene of a terror attack last week that claimed 22 lives, tweeted: "Praying for London".

"There was a van that crashed into the fences on London Bridge". Members of the public were told by police to "run as fast as they could" westbound.

Holly Jones, a BBC reporter who happened to be at the bridge when the incident occurred about 10:30 p.m., said a van had swerved off the road into a crowd of pedestrians.

At least six people were killed in an attack in central London on Saturday night, Scotland Yard said.

Another witness, who gave his name as Alessandro, told BBC radio that he saw a van strike several people on London Bridge. Here is the full statement of the Metropolitan Police on the terror attack.

TERROR IN LONDON: Police declare attacks 'terrorist incident'
And police say that there have been stabbing incidents there and that they've sent in armed officers to address that. A US law enforcement official tells PEOPLE that a auto drove into a crowd of 15 to 20 people near London Bridge .

May will chair a meeting of Britain's "COBR" emergency response committee on Sunday morning.

It is believed there are three separate incidents at London Bridge, Borough Market and Vauxhall involving a van attack, gunfire and alleged stabbings.

Armed police officers were sent to the scenes and shots were fired.

"I saw that man with a knife in his hand and after that a man started screaming so I knew something wrong was happening", he said. He thought the person had been drinking, but then police vans flew by.

Footage has also emerged appearing to show people crouching on the floor in a nearby restaurant before armed police burst in to tell them they are safe.

The singer, whose concert at the MEN Arena in Manchester was the site of a suicide bomber just over a week ago, took to Twitter to post a heartfelt message following the atrocities that have taken place at London Bridge and Borough Market.

Armed police opened fire during two "terrorist incidents" at London Bridge and nearby Borough Market, a popular nightspot teeming with bars on a warm summer evening. Multiple people have suffered serious injuries.

London cops rush to vehicle crash, stabbing as city on terror alert
Gerard Vowls, 47, told The Guardian newspaper that he saw a woman being stabbed by three men at the south end of London Bridge . She later reported seeing a man being arrested by police. "Terrible events in London beside where we were having dinner".

U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter amid the unfolding deadly drama in London on Saturday to offer U.S. help to Britain and to promote his controversial travel ban as an extra level of security for Americans.

"The police were absolutely brilliant, they came in and explained the situation", he said". The legal fight pits the president's authority over immigration against what lower courts have said is a policy that purported to be about national security but was meant to target Muslims.

London Ambulance said multiple resources were attending the area.

In March, a British convert to Islam ran down people with a vehicle on Westminster Bridge, killing four, then stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament.

Streets in the area would have been busy with people on a Saturday night out.

- A separate incident in Vauxhall, two miles away, was not related to the other two incidents police said. "So the police checking the Thames", Ms Jones said.

The Metropolitan Police force declared the attacks "terrorist incidents".

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The statement read: "My heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones".

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