Published Saturday, June 3, 2017|3:04 p.m.
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LONDON– Armed British police hurried to London Bridge late Saturday after reports of a car striking pedestrians and possible stabbings.
Nick Brandon of British Transportation Cops stated the force had actually received reports of “multiple” casualties in an incident perhaps involving a knife and a vehicle. He said he did not know how severe the injuries were.
Several witnesses reported a vehicle veering off the roadway and striking numerous pedestrians; others likewise stated they saw a man with a knife.
London’s Metropolitan Authorities said armed officers were at two scenes– on the bridge and the neighboring Borough Market, a busy location of dining establishments and bars.
Witnesses reported a lorry striking pedestrians and seeing injured individuals on the ground on the bridge. One, Holly Jones, told the BBC a white van drifted off the roadway and struck as numerous as 6 people. She stated she saw a minimum of four or 5 people on the ground.
Another witness, Will Paradise, said he saw individuals who appeared to have been struck, and one being put into an ambulance.
“We saw hurt individuals on the roadway, injured individuals on the pavement,” he informed Sky News.
He included that “it did not look like an accident”, saying it was clear that police “thought they were responding to something even more severe than a road traffic mishap.”
Transportation for London stated busy London Bridge station and 2 others were closed at the demand of cops.
Prime Minister Theresa Might’s office stated she was “in contact with authorities and is being regularly upgraded on the event at London Bridge.”
The incident occurred on a warm Saturday night in a busy location full of bars and dining establishments.
It comes less than 3 months after an opponent ran down people with a car on Westminster Bridge, eliminating four, then stabbed a cop to death outside Parliament.