Multiple injuries in incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market

Emmett Rice
June 4, 2017

Police are treating injured people and carrying them away at the end Thrale Street.

An unidentified cab driver speaking to LBC, a local London radio station, described seeing three men jump out of the van.

The cafe stabbing occurred in Borough Market, a popular market with gourmet food and produce stalls and several restaurants inside.

Simon Thompson told Sky News that he was just outside Borough Market when he saw crowds fleeing. "We saw a few being knocked over".

The vehicle is reported to have mounted the pavement at the scene Saturday evening, Mirror reported in its website.

"After that (came) the whole shooting match of ambulances and police". He said a waitress was stabbed in the throat and a man was stabbed in the back.

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 diplomats in England were advising Canadians to avoid the area around London Bridge and the nearby Borough Market until the areas were deemed safe.

In March, a knife-wielding man plowed a auto into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge and later stabbed a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Officers are telling people "you must run, hide and tell".

The BBC and Reuters report that police are seeking three male suspects. A BBC reporter who was on the bridge at the time said the van was being driven at around 50 miles per hour by a male suspect. A BBC reporter on the bridge at the time said she saw police arrest a shirtless man just after the incident.

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"He swerved right round me and then hit about five or six people", Jones said.

Another witness said a woman staggered into a pub that he was in, bleeding from her neck.

Reports say more than a dozen people were injured. Police say they are working with Royal Naval Lifeboat Institution to evacuate public from the London Bridge incident.

One witness told the BBC it was possible some pedestrians had gone over the side of the bridge and into the Thames River below.

Some passersby told The Spectator's Will Heaven they saw 15-20 people struck, while others said they saw 7-8. "I froze because I didn't know what to do", Mark Roberts, a 53-year-old management consultant, told Reuters.

"I feel sick", Ben Leo said in Twitter.

"I thought at first it was fireworks, then I recognised it was significant gunfire".

London Bridge was closed in both directions, British Transport Police said. His administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate it. Trump also tweeted a pledge of help and support for London.

United Kingdom police have killed or captured two suspects, with a massive search underway for the third. UK PM Theresa May is due to hold a security meeting on Sunday morning.

Metropolitan Police said in a tweet that "the incidents at #LondonBridge & #BoroughMarket were declared as terrorist incidents" and appeared to be connected.

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