Van strikes pedestrians on London Bridge

London Bridge scenes

"Info available at this stage: from 2208 hrs (10:08 pm) officers responded to reports of a vehicle in collision with pedestrians on #London Bridge".

Attackers killed more than one person, according to media reports.

London Ambulance Service says its taken atleast 20 people to hospitals following the incident.

A witness, who was doing a night photography class on London Bridge, said he saw the van veering on and off the pavement on the bridge.

Police officers walking on Borough High Street as police are dealing with an incident on London Bridge in London, Saturday, June 3, 2017.

British Transport Police said there were reports of "multiple" casualties following the major incident on the bridge. Armed officers responded and shots were fired.

The Metropolitan Police force declared the attacks "terrorist incidents".

A stabbing at nearby Vauxhall was unrelated, the Met added.

The man, who was deeply shocked and asked not to be named, told the BBC he was at the Market Porter pub when a colleague at another bar said there was a stabbing at the Borough Bistro pub nearby.

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the incident is being treated as a "potential act of terrorism".

"We have armed police at the scenes", London's Metropolitan Police tweeted.

According to the Associated Press, authorities have closed three London Underground stations in close proximity to the bridge.

"Then we heard three gunshots, definitely gunshots, and we ran".

"As I was getting away from the area, I saw police with guns running towards the south end of the bridge".

The British Prime Minister's office said May was being regularly updated on the situation, and the White House said President Trump has been briefed.

England has been under heightened alert since a bomb was detonated at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester nearly two weeks ago, killing 22 and wounding more than 100 as they left the venue. "All Americans stand in solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom", she said.

He went to the bridge after being told of an unfolding incident.

Witnesses report a vehicle hitting pedestrians and injured people on the ground.

Simon Thompson told Sky News that he was just outside Borough Market when he saw crowds fleeing.

A large number of police officers were seen gearing up with helmets and riot gear, believed to be on the hunt for suspects.

"I said to the guy in my cab I was going to try to hit him, I was going to ram him". Then a few yards on, I saw another pson lying down and a woman screaming, then a couple of bodies on the right lane, then more people on the left lane. That witness said the van hit five to six people.

In March, four people were killed in London after Khalid Masood rammed his auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, before fatally stabbing a policeman outside the Houses of Parliament.

A charity concert for victims of the Manchester attack, featuring Grande and other stars, is due to be held in the northwest English city on Sunday.

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