London Bridge terror: Police respond to THIRD incident at Vauxhall
Jun 04 2017 by Michele Stevens
Armed police officers shot the men eight minutes after they had been informed of the attacks. They has also responded to an incident in another area of London, Vauxhaul.
British police are working to establish whether there are more people who were involved in the latest attack in London.
A man called Gerard told the BBC: "They were stabbing everyone".
An eyewitness told The Sun that the attacker was "black, dark-skinned, red tracksuit on, with a red hoodie".
Holly Jones, a BBC reporter who was on the bridge at the time of the attack, said it appeared the vehicle was driving "about 50 miles per hour" before striking the pedestrians.
But instead they "started kicking them, punching them and took out knives".
Today's were the third terror attack to strike the United Kingdom this year, after a man drove a vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in March and the bomb attack on an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester two weeks ago.
Similar attacks, in Berlin, Nice, Brussels and Paris, have been carried out by militants over the past couple of years.
At least six people were killed and 20 others injured in two separate terror attacks in London, police announced on Sunday.
"The Conservative party will not be campaigning nationally today".
The U.K. has been under high alert after recent terror incidents and ahead of the June 8 general election.
Early reports had said more than a dozen people were injured.
The men went into Borough Market, but then turned around and ran toward the Wheatsheaf Pub after being confronted by a police officer, he said, and suddenly a lot of police came from the other direction.
A photo showing what is thought to be two suspected terrorists with cannisters reportedly strapped to their bodies with police officers standing over them. Another witness, Brad Myers, had just left London Bridge when he heard a "boom" behind him, which he thinks was the sound of a auto hitting the guardrails or other vehicles.
London police also responded at Borough Market near London Bridge, and police asked pedestrians to avoid the area.
Fourteen people injured in the attack were taken to King's College Hospital, in Denmark Hill, south London. Attackers in a van mowed down passers-by on London Bridge before they got out of the van and started stabbing people at random in the nearby Borough Market, at the south end of the bridge.
The incident began at about 10:15 p.m. London time, which is 3:15 p.m. Mountain Time in the U.S.
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have been briefed about the situations in London, officials say.
French President Emmanuel Macron said France was "more than ever at Britain's side".
In March, a knife-wielding man plowed a vehicle into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge and later stabbed a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament.
The van crashed into fences by Southwark Cathedral and the railway bridge. He then killed an unarmed policeman with a knife.