London Bridge Under Attack!
Two Other Attacks Have Occured
In London, what appears to be series of terror attacks that resulted in multiple casualties, occurred on the London Bridge beginning at approximately 10:30pm. Police have rushed to an incident after witnesses said a van drove into pedestrians, according to a news report by Reuters.
The London Bridge is completely closed according to one witness, a French banker living in the city, with “police cars going one way and ambulances going the other”.
British Police told the BBC that casualties have been identified after what may have been an attack by a van and stabbings.
The police rushed to the scene after witnesses told them a van ran over pedestrians Saturday night. A woman told Rueters she saw people that looked to have had their throats cut.
According to Police, armed officers were also dealing with an incident in the Borough Market area nearby.
A woman told the BBC News, that “A white van driver came speeding – probably about 50mph- veered off the road into the crowds of people who were walking along the pavement.”
Another witness told Reuters that she saw what she thought was three people with people with knife wounds that possibly included trauma to the throat as if they had been cut.
Several witnesses have reported hearing gunshots, but it is unclear, at this point from whom or where the gunshots originated.
A third incident which police are dealing was reported in the Vauxhall area at around midnight.
This attacks, which police are not yet reporting as a terrorist attack, comes only 12 days following the Manchester suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a concert and only 3 months after a terrorist ran pedestrians over on Westminster Bridge and stabbed and killed a police officer.
With the June 8 election only 5 days away, it is unclear if this attack with have an impact on the Conservative Party’s lead in the polls.