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London Bridge attacks: What we know so far

London Bridge attacks: What we know so far

"Following updates from police and security officials, I can confirm that the bad incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism", she said.

"Armed response officers then responded very quickly and bravely and confronted the three male suspects who were shot and killed on Borough Market", Mark Rowley, Britain's top anti-terrorism officer, said. The Vauxhall stabbing is not connect to the incidents, they tweeted.

Police believe that only the three killed terrorists were involved in the attacks.

Attackers were wearing what appeared to be explosive vests but were later discovered to be hoaxes.

It also comes less than two weeks after 22 people, including seven children, were killed in a suicide bombing at the end of a pop concert at the Manchester Arena. Islamic State claimed the Westminster and the Manchester attacks, and has traditionally encouraged followers to carry out strikes during the holy month of Ramadan.

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The BBC reports police are searching for three suspects who could be armed, according to Reuters.

Update: Six victims dead in London Bridge attack and at least 20 others injured. "Any attack like that is terrorism, doesn't matter who does it, doesn't matter if it's a British guy, doesn't matter if it's somebody from a Middle Eastern country, doesn't matter if they're American - it's still terrorism", passenger Cat Heathcote said. Police said they were called shortly afterward to reports of stabbings in nearby Borough Market.

U.S. President Donald Trump condemned the attack and said the United States would do whatever it can to assist the United Kingdom.

"They kept coming to try to stab me".

It's just blocks away from the south side of London Bridge, which connects the city's Southwark and City neighborhoods.

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Prime Minister Theresa May called it a "terrible incident" and said it is being treated as a "potential act of terrorism". Witness Elsbeth Smedley told CNN that a man ran into Elliot's, a cafe in Borough Market, and stabbed two people before running out. The number of people being treated at hospitals was revised upward to more than 30, but, we don't know the extent of their injuries.

Multiple witnesses reported a vehicle veering off the road and mowing down several pedestrians; others also said they a man with a knife stabbing people.

"It looked to me that the van was aiming at the people", Roberts said.

Witnesses described a white van careering into pedestrians near London Bridge and knocking over several people. "He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind", she said.

"Following updates from police and security officials, I can confirm that the awful incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism", Prime Minister Theresa May said.

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BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on London Bridge, said she saw a van "probably traveling at about 50 miles an hour".


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