LONDON TERROR 03.06.2017 - 6 killed, 3 suspects dead after 'terrorist incident' at London Bridge, Borough Market.
Six people were killed, three attackers are dead and 48 victims have been transported to hospitals after a "terrorist incident" in London Saturday night involving a vehicle reportedly plowing into pedestrians on London Bridge and reported stabbings at Borough Market, officials said.
Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said this is being treated as a "terrorist incident."
"The vehicle continued to drive from London Bridge to Borough Market," Rowley said. "The suspects then left the vehicle and a number of people were stabbed."
Armed officers confronted the three male suspects, who were shot and killed by authorities in Borough Market, Rowley said.
Police said the suspects were wearing hoax explosive vests.
The suspects were confronted and shot by the police within eight minutes of the first call, Rowley added.
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BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on London Bridge at the time of that incident, told the network that several people were hurt after a white van swerved and hit a crowd of people while it was crossing London Bridge.
"A white van driver came speeding -- probably about 50 mph -- veered off the road into the crowds of people who were walking along the pavement," she told BBC News. "He swerved right round me and then hit about five or six people. He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind. I'd say there are about four severely injured people. They all have paramedics assisting them at the moment."
One man told The Associated Press he was finishing dinner in Borough Market when a woman "came running in and said there was a person out there wielding some kind of knife ... The manager of the restaurant herded everybody together and took us upstairs to the staff quarters and we sat there for an hour and a half during which time we heard three separate volleys of gunfire, quite well-timed apart. They weren't very quick. There was one series, then another, then another."
Later the man said they were told to leave the restaurant. "We had to run out with our hands on our heads and just keep running," he told the AP.