Police: 7 Dead, 3 Attackers Killed In London Terror Attacks

By Steve Almasy and Natalie Gallon

PHILADELPHIA (CNN/CBS/AP) — Three attackers killed several people in two terror incidents in London on Saturday night.

Six people were killed during Saturday night’s terror attacks at London Bridge and a nearby market, Mark Rowley of the Metropolitan Police said. Police killed the three attackers.

More than 30 people were taken to five hospitals after the terror attacks Saturday night, London Ambulance Service Assistant Director of Operations Peter Rhodes says. Other people were treated at the scene, Rhodes says.

More than 80 medics responded to the scenes at London Bridge and Borough Market.

A van plowed into pedestrians on London Bridge and two people were stabbed at a nearby cafe.

A witness on the bridge told CNN the van mowed down pedestrians as it sped south across the bridge, leaving bodies lying in the roadway.

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Another witness, who was in the cafe, said a man with a “massive knife” entered the restaurant at Borough Market, just south of the bridge, and stabbed two people inside. The patrons sheltered in the basement and police then arrived at the scene, the witness said. The condition of the stabbed people was not known.

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The BBC reports more than one person died on London Bridge. Nick Brandon of British Transport Police told The Associated Press that they received reports of “multiple” casualties in an incident possibly involving a knife and a vehicle.

A witness of the London Bridge incident said the attackers were yelling, “This is for Allah.”

Police tell The Associated Press that shots have been fired at Borough Market after responding to reports of stabbings.

London Bridge Tube station was closed and London Bridge was closed in both directions.

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the “terrible incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism,” according to a statement.

The prime minister will chair a meeting of the Government’s Cobra emergency committee — her top security advisers — Sunday, according to a statement from 10 Downing Street, via Britain’s Press Association.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan called it a “horrific terrorist attack.”

“We don’t yet know the full details, but this was a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners and visitors to our city enjoying their Saturday night. I condemn it in the strongest possible terms. There is no justification whatsoever for such barbaric acts,” Khan said.

There were reports of a third incident in the Vauxhall area, but police say it’s not related to the other two.

Mark Roberts, the witness on the bridge, said the van was traveling south across the River Thames at a high rate of speed and was swerving as it struck several people, knocking one person “about 20 feet into the air.”

The van swerved into oncoming lanes before hitting a bus stop and coming to a stop, Roberts said.

“Within my line of sight, there were five or six people on the ground that were not moving,” he said. “It looked to me that the van was aiming at the people.”

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Roberts said he heard what sounded like gunshots about 10 minutes later. He estimated 100 people were on the bridge at the time, fewer than earlier in the night because it was getting late.

“I froze, to be honest,” Roberts said. “As I was thinking … which direction should I run, the van swerved across the other side of the bridge from me.”

Borough Market, where the stabbing occurred, is a popular food market in south London, just south of London Bridge, with gourmet food and produce stalls and several restaurants inside.

A witness said they were in the front of Elliot’s Cafe when a large group of people started running up the street from Borough Market.

“Someone said, ‘What is going on?’ and one of the people running said, ‘There is a man with a knife up there and he is coming this way.’ There was complete panic as everyone ran to the back of the restaurant and crouched down trying to hide themselves from view,” the witness said.

“A man suddenly appeared in the restaurant with a massive knife — some people in the restaurant believe there may have been another man — but it was so chaotic it was hard to tell,” the witness said.

The man with the knife stabbed a waitress, who was hiding behind a partition, in the neck and stabbed a man in the back before running out of the restaurant.

Police activity spread throughout the Borough Market area. Officers rushed into Katzenjammers bar and ordered people to sit on the floor, patron Paul Connell told CNN.

“The police were absolutely brilliant, they came in and explained the situation,” he said. ” Armed police came in. They told us to remain on the floor but to stay calm. We were eventually led out of the bar and some kind people working in a hotel let us come in to use the bathroom and to give us water.”

CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports that security in the country “had been scaled back just last week” following the attack in Manchester.

Video was posted on social media showing police entering a London bar and telling patrons to get down.

The U.S. national security team has briefed President Donald Trump on the situation and will continue to provide him with updates, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said.

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Trump took to Twitter following the reported incidents, saying that the U.S. needs the travel ban his administration tried to implement.

“We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety,” the president tweeted.

Trump also tweeted that the U.S. will be by the United Kingdom’s side following these attacks.

“Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U.K., we will be there – WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!” the president said.

The U.S. embassy in London tweeted: “Please avoid the area and monitor local news/@metpoliceuk for updates.”

England has been on edge since May 22, when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.

The bridge incident also comes more than two months after a man drove an SUV into a crowd on the sidewalk along Westminster Bridge in London, killing at least four people.

After ramming the car into a barrier outside the Houses of Parliament, the driver got out and stabbed a police officer to death. The attacker was gunned down by a police officer.

The assailant, Khalid Masood, 52, of West Midlands, reportedly had a criminal record and may have had connections to violent extremism, British Prime Minister Theresa May said.

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  1. jgfox39 says:

    “It is a reality I’m afraid that London, New York, other major cities around the world have got to be prepared for these sorts of things,” Khan told the Evening Standard. “That means being vigilant, having a police force that is in touch with communities, it means the security services being ready, but also it means exchanging ideas and best practice,” he continued. Khan also condemned President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban saying in May, 2016, that “London has proved him wrong,” in its inclusive approach to counter-terrorism. PROVED HIM WRONG!!!! ????

  2. Open borders, social engineering, and political correctness… liberals policies that will always lead to death and destruction.

  3. John Smith says:

    I have no problem with these muslim terrorists. The ONLY deaths from muslim terrorists in the UK are the tight panties gayboys and the tattooed lezgirls. Don’t forget to light some candles, you delicate snowflakes.

  4. Andy Howe says:

    There was a terrorist attack shortly before the recent French election also. That did not keep the French from voting against their own interests by electing an appeaser in the Merkel camp. I suspect the British will do the same. Europe is lost. Trump offers America’s assistance. EU leaders send “crickets” and silently gloat.

  5. Hunt the subhumans down and feed them to pigs alive.
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  6. Stu Pedasso says:

    Bet you a falafel sandwich that all or most all of those terror suspects were known to the security forces who allowed them to remain in the UK instead of shipping their murdering Muslim butts back where they came from.

  7. The UK needs to tell its Islamic population they have two options:

    1. Report on all known terrorists, wanna-be terrorists, and pro-Shariah Muslims; and continue to do so. These folks network to plan and conduct attacks, furthermore they get a fair amount of support (at least) from their Islamic community.

    2. If they cannot do that, then expel all of the Muslims from the UK. This is the only way to stop the spread of Islam, which brings nothing but violence and oppression with it, into the UK.

    The same goes for every other country in Europe, as well as Africa, Asia and even in North America.

    The more Muslims you have in your country, the more likely it becomes these kinds of attacks begin occurring, once they reach a critical mass they will become commonplace. Look at what has been happening in Africa and southeast Asia now.

    There are attacks DAILY around the world, mostly in Africa and Asia, but Europe is starting to catch up. It will only be a question of time before the same thing starts occurring in North and South America as well.

    https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

  8. Morey Ladini says:

    It’s better to have your throat cut than to ever be accused “racism” or “Islamophobia.” Just ask Hillary, Merkel and Soros.

  9. I have a question. If some people say these terrorists are not Muslim because Islam is a religion of peace, then why when we capture them alive cant we feed them pork for meals and bacon for breakfast? Why do we need to provide prayer rugs and other stuff, hum?

  10. Todd Clemmer says:

    England, you can’t let this attack slow the endless importing of more male muslims. Forward!

  11. Rick Fischer says:

    Ramadan is just getting started. Pretty soon the body count will equal a holiday weekend in Chicago. Now, what does Ramadan bring to mind?

    1. Just remember London: your mayor, Sadiq Khan, said to just get used to this. Maybe you should keep that point of view in mind when you vote for a mayor again.

      Ramadan = Bombadan

  12. Derek Langer says:

    We need a Crusades Part II … and this time, we need to finish the job!!

    Muslims need to be exterminated from the face of the earth.

  13. Must be Nigel Westerson and his gang. Authorities must investigate Islamophobia in order to uncover the motive behind this attack.

  14. Ed Cole says:

    We need to carpet bomb the entire middle east with 100,000 MOABs, and on every one of them paint “This is for Allah.”

  15. We elected Donald Trump to end this madness. Liberals are suicidal and useless. Liberals don’t care if ALL of us die, so long as they have their precious multiculturalism. Death to Islamic fanatics! Level Syria, Level Iran! Get it done, Donald.

  16. Neal Atkins says:

    Well, thank allah that gunz are not allowed for the subjects. Someone might have gotten SHOT! Can’t have GUNVIOLENCE where Britain used to be.

  17. Only Maitreya can resolve this. Share-International.org Ask the BBC.

  18. Dean Fuller says:

    Who could have been behind this? The Amish? Mormons? It will take some shrewd detective work to figure it out no doubt.

  19. we should bury these terrorist with pigs,,Let them know of this action…it will work on their minds and possibly preclude their actions….

    1. We have two enemies. We have radical Islam blood thirty murderers and we have liberals, who refuse to protect their country’s people from these radicals. It’s is time for the people of Great Britain and any other western country to demand that they can carry a concealed weapon, to protect themselves from direct threats. The police and military cannot be everywhere to protect their citizens, we have to protect our family and ourselves. Except for Switzerland, the rest of Europe is a gun free zone, that these radical are using to conduct their terror. It’s time we turn the tables on these animals, when they attack, we shoot back. I am a well armed American with a Conceal Carry Weapon license and I will protect my family and myself.

  20. So when will the people of Great Britain demand that their leadership either protect them from Muslims or allow them to arm themselves so they can protect themselves? Will the spineless leaders continue to say there’s nothing to see here so just move along—until the next attack? When is enough—enough? Stop pretending what you seen isn’t happening! It’s time to fight back and get rid of Sharia and everyone that supports it.

  21. Gaye Ellis says:

    Pray that the once proud and brave British come to their senses. That applies to the numskulls and the apologists in the U.S, as well.

  22. Carter Gwynn says:

    If only we could identity what connects all these terrorist attacks? What could it be?

    1. Jj Walker says:

      yep it’s a real head scratchier isn’t it? lol

      1. British media reports a “white van driver”. Ok, it’s a driver of a white van. But the wording is purposely done to make people think “white person” driving.

        Other reports just say a van veered into pedestrians. I guess it was a self driving van.

  23. Jj Walker says:

    Everyone quit jumping to conclusions. I bet these guys were baptists!

    1. Thomas Ford says:

      Nope…It was those Horrid “Sons of Norway” again….you know how they are!

  24. Mike Herman says:

    Isn’t all that diversity wonderful?

  25. John Jupiter says:

    save the free loving world !….kill all Mud Slimes

  26. I do not know one word from the koran, I do not want to know one word from the koran, but I do know everything about the 2nd amendment of the United States Constitution! I am a 70 year old American. Like it or leave it!

  27. Kevin Vaughn says:

    God Bless Donald Trump. The ONLY man willing to build a wall and enforce a travel ban!

  28. Tom Bright says:

    Official school policy in America: Cower in a pile in a corner, beg for mercy. Maniacs immediately come to their senses, of course. “Golly, I sure am sorry. What was I thinking?”

  29. We in the West have the means to deal with this; all we lack is the will.

    1. JN Perlot says:

      We don’t lack the will, we have Liberals to make sure we don’t use it.

  30. One hates to say it< they deserve what they have accepted! The true British people should demand relief. Maggie May be real. Give it to them and leave or get rid of them. That's what it boils down to! Be British or go sharia. Its up to you?

  31. They are reporting 3 incidents now, instead of 2. Europe, your citizens have a right to bear arms.

  32. NOT Islam!! But……Climate Change! We’re all doomed by the weather whether or not it’s true.
    I liked it better before the 7th century hordes crossed the waters to attack the West. Europistan is helpless now. Heads of state SHOULD Roll. Where’s ISIS Kathy Griffin? She’s a randy ginger.

  33. Curious to see what the Great Khan will say…

  34. I am sure their Muslim mayor will just say it is isolated incidences and has nothing to do with Islam.

  35. I’m not sure how this converts anybody to their crazy religious cause. The whole thing is like a teenager acting out inappropriately in front of a group of adults – it’s just ugly, stupid, and immature.

    1. Islam translated means submission, not conversion.

    2. Ferd Berfel says:

      When the Muslims conquered the Middle East and Turkey they cut your head off, they didn’t worry about converting you.

  36. Ask the mayor of London if he is an terrorist? Start rounding up all muslims and put them in camps. 2nd make iran a vacant parking lot!

  37. Way to go UK, just keep letting more Muslims in and this is what you can expect.

  38. Fred Ward says:

    More love from the religion of peace! I love the way the Brits, disarmed, are forced to cringe in the basement while mass murderers hack people to death upstairs. In my state a man with a huge knife would be greeted by a person with a large gun.

  39. It wouldn’t be Ramadan without terror.

  40. This is for Allah? This could be Islamic terrorism.

    1. Ferd Berfel says:

      It must be those Amish!

  41. burnet1187 says:

    Londonistan. Next on their agenda in lovely Detroitistand……

    1. nah. Detroit’s submitted a long time ago. I’m from there. I know.

  42. Well, at least their leaders are busy worrying about global warming.

  43. Max Conrad says:

    And the Democrats want to import even more Muslims into the United State from schithole countries run by religious maniacs.

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