The Latest Details And Devastating Facts About The London Terror Attacks

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What We Know So Far About The London Terror Attacks at London Bridge and Borough Market
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The two attacks that occurred at the London Bridge and Borough Market have been declared terrorism.

This investigation is still active and all information in this article is accurate as of publishing. It's an ongoing scene and details are still being released.

On the heels of a terrorist attack in Manchester at an Ariana Grande concert that took the lives of 22 people, we are now learning that two incidents tonight in London have been declared terrorism.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. local time, a van plowed into people on the famous London Bridge. Media reports and eye witness accounts say the van deliberately zig zagged while driving at an increased rate of speed.

People ran for their lives as one witness reported that one person actually jumped from the bridge to get away from the vehicle. 

Metropolitan Police tweeted almost immediately that they were dealing with the incident:

Soon after, reports started to come in regarding a knife attack at a restaurant in Borough Market.

Borough Market is described by locals as the "hip" place to be on a Saturday night and is often crowded with young people enjoying their weekend.

Initially, a third stabbing at Vauxhill was also said to be linked, but officials said that stabbing was not terror related, though the first two were declared terrorist incidents.

Here's what we know so far about the two terror attacks at London Bridge and Borough Market:

 

1. CNN released a photo showing two men that appear to be assailants detained on the ground.


Photo Credit: CNN

Though no confirmation has been given, it appears from the photo that police have detained two men wearing what looks to be like vests with cannisters around their chest.

 

2. A waitress was one of an unknown number of people who were stabbed in a restaurant.

Shortly after the vehicle slammed into people on the London Bridge, police were called to a restaurant in Borough Market where a man stabbed multiple people. A video posted on Twitter showed police telling patrons to "Get down!" 

3. People were evacuated from buildings in surrounding areas.

4. Some are reporting that there were 5 assailants.

Daily Mail reports that there were 5 terrorists who shouted, "This is for Allah!" while killing those around them. 

Nothing has been confirmed by police as of this writing.

 

5. U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted about the incident.

The mayor of London also tweeted a statement:

 

6. The latest from the Metropolitan Police:


Photo Credit: Metropolitan Police

From 2208hrs 3 June officers responded to reports of a vehicle in collision with pedestrians on London Bridge.

Officers have then responded to reports of stabbings in Borough Market. Armed officers responded and shots have been fired.

Officers subsequently responded to an incident in the Vauxhall area.

At 0025hrs 4 June the incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market were declared as terrorist incidents.

The incident at Vauxhall is a stabbing and is not believed connected to the other two incidents.

We will release facts when we can - our info must be accurate.

We urge the public to remain calm, but be alert and vigilant.

To anyone near an incident our advice is RUN – HIDE – TELL.

7. On Sunday, June 4th, Ariana Grande will appear in Manchester for a benefit concert.


Photo Credit: TMZ

The Ariana Grande benefit concert set for Sunday, June 4th in Manchester will have amped up security.

Miley Cyrus and Pharrell Williams are also set to perform at the event.

No word yet on if this incident tonight will affect tomorrow's concert.

 

Our thoughts are with all who are affected by this tragic event.

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