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UK News Police treating London Bridge stabbing ‘as terror-related’

17:46  29 november  2019
17:46  29 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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London police are treating the stabbing incident on London Bridge , where at least one person was reportedly killed, as " terror - related ". This is being done as a precaution, police say, while the full circumstances are unclear.

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police officers riding on the back of a truck: Armed police at the scene of an incident on London Bridge in central London. © Dominic Lipinski Armed police at the scene of an incident on London Bridge in central London.

A man has been shot by police near London Bridge in an incident which is being responded to “as though it is terror-related”, the Metropolitan Police said.

Footage on social media appeared to show armed officers surround a person on the ground before discharging a weapon, while a bystander appears to remove a large knife from the scene.

The eyewitness video appears to show a man being shot on the pavement of the north-bound carriageway on the western side, near Fishmongers’ Hall.

a group of people walking down the street: People heading away from the vicinity of Borough Market in London after police told them to leave the area (Dominic Lipinski/PA) © Provided by PA Media People heading away from the vicinity of Borough Market in London after police told them to leave the area (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

A Scotland Yard statement said: “At this stage, the circumstances relating to the incident at London Bridge remain unclear.

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Police are treating a stabbing near London Bridge as terror - related . A suspect was shot by armed officers on Friday afternoon. “At this stage, the circumstances relating to the incident at London Bridge remain unclear” a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said.

Media captionLIVE: BBC News Channel coverage of London Bridge incident. A number of people are believed to have been injured after a stabbing at London Bridge , police have said. The Met said one man had been shot by police and it was treating the incident "as though it is terror related ".

“However, as a precaution, we are currently responding to this incident as though it is terror-related.

“One man has been shot by police.”

Police believe a number of people have been injured.

No further details about casualties were available, although the London Ambulance Service declared it a major incident.

Witnesses described a scene of panic around London Bridge, moments after the incident.

Witness Kelby McNally, OK! Online’s editor, works in the Northern and Shell Building on Lower Thames Street near to London Bridge, said she initially thought a fire alarm had gone when she saw “loads of people just running”.

a person holding a gun: A police officer moves an uninvolved person away from a cordon after an incident on London Bridge in central London (Dominic Lipinski/PA) © Provided by PA Media A police officer moves an uninvolved person away from a cordon after an incident on London Bridge in central London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

She told the PA news agency. “There were loads of people just running, I thought it was a fire alarm or something, and then I saw two girls from my office who told me not to go back there.

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  London Bridge: Police treat stabbing spree as terror-related after multiple people injured A man has been shot by police near London Bridge in an incident which is being responded to "as though it is terror-related", the Metropolitan Police said. © Provided by The Scotsman Footage on social media appeared to show armed officers surround a person on the ground before discharging a weapon, while a bystander appears to remove a large knife from the scene.

LONDON — The police opened fire on London Bridge on Friday, according to witnesses, and the Metropolitan Police said they had been responding to a stabbing near the busy thoroughfare. A man was detained by the police and a number of people were injured, the police said in a statement.

Police have detained one man after being called to reports of a stabbing . As a precaution the incident is being treated by police “as if it is terror - related ”. Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk). At this stage, the circumstances relating to the incident at # LondonBridge remain unclear.

“I asked what had happened, and they said they had heard gunshots and now everyone is running.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “I’m being kept updated on the incident at London Bridge and want to thank the police and all emergency services for their immediate response.”

Home Secretary Priti Patel wrote on Twitter: “Very concerned by ongoing incident at London Bridge. My thoughts are with all affected. I am grateful for the rapid response of our police and I urge everyone to follow their advice.”

Footage from the scene appeared to show a white lorry straddling the northbound and southbound carriageways.

The video shows several officers surrounding the vehicle before moving to the rear to check its container.

London buses can be seen either side of the lorry while three police cars are parked next to it on the bridge.

Nurse Jackie Benfield, 32, described how she asked to be let off a bus on London Bridge after she heard “five or six” gunshots.

Ms Benfield, who was on her way home from work, said she exited the bus and “ran like hell” to escape the shots.

Connor Allen, who was in his van on the bridge when it was evacuated said: “Everyone just started running, you heard these pops and that was it. We just got out the van and started running.”

One business owner told the PA news agency she had been crossing London Bridge to get to her shop on the north side when police officers stopped her.

She said that was when she heard at least five or six gunshots and said that her store has been evacuated.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “We heard shooting, it was about five or six shots, I heard five or six quite clearly.

“All my staff have been evacuated.”

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