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US News Tens of thousands evacuated or stranded following London Bridge attack

01:10  30 november  2019
01:10  30 november  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

London Bridge 'terror attack': Witnesses 'run like hell' after gunshots

  London Bridge 'terror attack': Witnesses 'run like hell' after gunshots Witnesses have described how they "ran like hell" after hearing gunshots following a knife attack on London Bridge. At least one civilian has been killed and several others were injured in the stabbing, which police are treating as terror-related.A man was shot by officers on the bridge following the attack. Police say a suspect has been detained.Witness Jackie Bensfield, 32, described how she asked to be let off a bus on the bridge after she heard "five or six" gunshots. © Other Emergency services are at the scene.

On 3 June 2017, a terrorist vehicle-ramming and stabbing took place in London , England. A van was deliberately driven into pedestrians on London Bridge before crashing on the south bank of the River

How the events unfolded at London Bridge two years ago and who was caught up in the terror attack . Eight people were killed and many more injured when three attackers ploughed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before launching a knife attack in nearby Borough Market.

a person wearing a uniform: Armed police patrol along Cannon Street in central London, on November 29, 2019 after reports of shots being fired on London Bridge. - The Metropolitan Police on Friday said several people were injured and a man was held after a stabbing near London Bridge in the centre of the British capital. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images) Armed police patrol along Cannon Street in central London, on November 29, 2019 after reports of shots being fired on London Bridge. - The Metropolitan Police on Friday said several people were injured and a man was held after a stabbing near London Bridge in the centre of the British capital. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

Today’s terror attack on London Bridge evoked memories of the 2017 tragedy for the tens of thousands of people who were evacuated or left stranded.

A suspect was shot dead by armed officers on the north side of the bridge after several people were stabbed. The Met later declared it a terrorist incident.

London Bridge attack: heroes and eyewitensses speak of their terror

  London Bridge attack: heroes and eyewitensses speak of their terror One eyewitness watched as she was stuck on a bus on London Bridge with her one-year-old baby when she witnessed what she at first thought was a fight.She explained to the BBC: "I was on the bus coming southbound we just pulled away from the bus stop when the bus came to a sudden stop because there were people running across the bridge into the road looking over their shoulders and filming behind them."We looked over and it looked as if there was a fight going on and people tussling with each other."A few men together, all with dark jackets.

On 29 November 2019, police were called to a mass stabbing near London Bridge , in Central London , United Kingdom, at 13:58 GMT. Two civilians were stabbed to death while three others were injured.

London Metropolitan Police evacuated London Bridge station and the surrounding areas after a stabbing incident left five people injured in London , on Friday. Reports say police shot the suspect dead after they were called to the stabbing incident at around 14:00 GMT. Footage shows number of

Officers immediately shut all routes leading to the bridge from the capital’s financial district.

Thousands of people came streaming down Cannon Street as police officers, some armed and with dogs, roared: “Clear the road!”. The cordon was gradually moved further away from the bridge.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: A Metropolitan Police officer pushes members of the public behind a cordon near Borough Market after a number of people are believed to have been injured after a stabbing at London Bridge, police have said, on November 29, 2019 in London, England. Police said they were called to the stabbing around 2:00 pm local time. Video shared on social media after the incident showed armed officers opening fire on a man who had been pinned down on the bridge walkway. Metropolitan Police said they believed there were several injuries and that a man had been detained. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) © 2019 Getty Images LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: A Metropolitan Police officer pushes members of the public behind a cordon near Borough Market after a number of people are believed to have been injured after a stabbing at London Bridge, police have said, on November 29, 2019 in London, England. Police said they were called to the stabbing around 2:00 pm local time. Video shared on social media after the incident showed armed officers opening fire on a man who had been pinned down on the bridge walkway. Metropolitan Police said they believed there were several injuries and that a man had been detained. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)

Dozens of police cars sped to the scene as eyewitnesses told Yahoo News UK at least six shots were fired.

London Bridge terror suspect named by police

  London Bridge terror suspect named by police The terror suspect shot dead on London Bridge has been named as 28-year-old Usman Khan, police say. Khan was convicted in 2012 for terrorism offences and released from prison in December 2018 on licence, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu has said.Mr Basu said Khan had been living in the Staffordshire area and officers were searching the address.

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London Bridge attack . Image copyright PA Media. Image caption Witnesses described armed police arriving Businesses have been evacuated of shoppers but there is a constant flow of police officers heading London Bridge station is closed and restaurants and bars which had been filling up earlier

One man, who didn’t want to be named, said he saw the body of a white man, aged in his 30s or 40s, being stretchered away from the bridge.

While scores of people rushed away from the scene, others were waiting outside the cordon, unable to get back to their workplaces.

One of them, Matthew Gould, was unable to get back to Fenchurch Street. He said: “I’ve been around a few attacks before, but not this close.

a group of people walking on a city street: Matthew Gould pictured in Cannon Street on Friday (James Morris) © Provided by Yahoo! News UK Matthew Gould pictured in Cannon Street on Friday (James Morris)

“London Bridge last time, I had only just left my girlfriend about five minutes before and she was going through Borough Market. She luckily went and bought some shoes, but I couldn’t get hold of her for two hours.”

Eight people were killed and 48 seriously injured in the 2017 attack.

James Senoo added: “I work in a building up here. Thousands of people have been coming down Cannon Street. All the buildings were evacuated.”

Dublin to get 'Blood Stoney Bridge' to cater for cyclists and pedestrians

  Dublin to get 'Blood Stoney Bridge' to cater for cyclists and pedestrians The bridge will have a two-way cycle lane as footpaths on each side A new bridge is set to be built to cater for cyclists crossing the Liffey.The plan, which is set to start in mid 2021, will see the unit be put between Samuel Beckett and Tom Clarke bridge and will only be for pedestrians and cyclists.The bridge will have a two-way cycle .It's expected to take 18 months to complete according to Dublin Chamber who've welcomed the plan as it will "make cycling in this part of the city much safer and more attractive".

London news: Bank station evacuated (Image: Twitter: @timetj). They added: “Police were called at 1:58pm to a stabbing at premises near to London Bridge . “A man has been detained by police. We believe a number of people have been injured. Further info to follow .”

An increased number of armed police officers will patrol London following this afternoon's terrorist attack on London Bridge . He confirmed today's incident was being dealt with as a terrorist attack . Thousands of people were evacuated from the scene by police over fears of possible secondary

Another worker, who didn’t want to be named, said: “We were in the office about three or four buildings away. One by one, we just saw loads of police cars, a lot of people rushing in, guys with dogs. And a lot of shouting.”

Other bystanders were unable to attend their appointments at Guy’s Hospital, which is near the bridge.

Gallery: Londoners flee as police swoop on knifeman (Photos)

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