British police are responding to a third ‘incident’ in the Vauxhall area of London
‘No warning’ this was about to happen
Whitehall officials say the police are leading on this incident, not intelligence agencies.
It appears to have taken the authorities by surprise, i.e. there was no intelligence warning or surveillance indicating this was about to happen.
BREAKING: British police confirm people were stabbed at the Borough Market in London; officers responded and fired shots
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Reports say that incident is still ongoing – police tell people in local bars and restaurants to get on the floor
Police have been entering bars and restaurants in the area and telling customers to get down on the floor amid reports that the incident is still ongoing. London Bridge is closed both ways Transport for London (TfL) said, warning the public to avoid the area. Trains are currently not stopping at London Bridge or Borough stations.
Scotland Yard said officers were at the scene and it would update with further information.
London Ambulance said multiple resources were attending the area.
Police are searching for three suspects – reports
Police are now searching for three suspects, a BBC reporter at the scene says.
He says there are also reports that some people have been stabbed.
The priority for the police is now to get people – many whom where enjoying a nightout in central London – out of the area.
The police cordon is being moved further and further out, our reporter adds.
“Significant” gunfire reported and up to six shots fired near the Shard
There are now reports of” five or six shots” fired or explosions of some kind from witnesses on Southwark Street, about 300 yards from the Shard.
“The sense I’m getting is that this is not a situation that is over,” LBC’s reporter on ground has said. “This is still an incident that is very much ongoing”.
Update: There was an incident on the London Bridge where a car was seen traveling at a high rate of speed and running over people. There are conflicting reports of how many suspects there are but anywhere from 1-3 suspects got out of the van and started stabbing people. Multiple people are injured. No known number is official. Casualties are also reported but not confirmed.
Update: There are also reports from nearby stores/cafes of suspects entering them and stabbing/shooting people. Still unconfirmed. We are working to confirm all reports. Stay with us. Please keep those affected in your thoughts. Stay safe.
People at the scene have claimed the incident is a “terrorist attack”.
BREAKING: London police say they have also responded to an incident at Borough Market; armed officers at scene.
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BREAKING NEW VIDEO: several London police officers enter bar at London Bridge telling people to get down. pic.twitter.com/wOvGxDzKeE
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