London’s Metropolitan Police say several people have been stabbed close to London Bridge, and a man has been detained.
Police say that though the circumstances of an incident on London Bridge remain unclear, authorities are treating it as if it is terror-related.
The police acknowledged one man had been shot in the incident that began at 1:58 p.m. on Friday. The police say that “at this stage, the circumstances relating to the incident at (hash)London Bridge remain unclear. However, as a precaution, we are currently responding to this incident as though it is terror-related.”
“One man has been shot by police. We will provide further information when possible.”
London Bridge was the scene of a June 2017 attack when Islamic State-inspired attackers ran down people on the bridge, killing two, before stabbing several people to death in nearby Borough Market.
In March 2017, an attacker fatally struck four people with a car on nearby Westminster Bridge then fatally stabbed a police officer before security forces shot and killed him in a courtyard outside Parliament.
London Bridge Attack pic.twitter.com/1R6v0j1o51
— Wolfgang Kitzler (@wolfgangert) November 29, 2019
Police were called at 1:58pm to a stabbing at premises near to London Bridge.
Emergency services attended, including officers from the Met and @CoLP
A man has been detained by police. We believe a number of people have been injured. Further info to follow.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) November 29, 2019
Police shouting for everyone to move away. Real panic setting in at London Bridge. Rumours of a shooting? pic.twitter.com/vBZoKu73za
— Timothy Johnson (@timtj) November 29, 2019
— amanda** (@AmandaHunter87) November 29, 2019