- One suspect shot dead by police
- “Number of people” have been injured
- Attack being treated as terrorism
- Boris Johnson meeting counter-terror police
- London Bridge terror attack: Everything we know
Two members of the public have died after a knifeman wearing a hoax suicide vest launched a terror attack on London Bridge.
The suspect was shot dead by police after he stabbed “a number” of people in central London.
Counter-terror police have now taken over the investigation as Scotland Yard confirmed the incident was being treated as a terrorism.
Videos from the scene purported to show bystanders tackling the suspect to the ground, taking his knife and pinning him down before police intervened.
The London Mayor Sadiq Khan confirmed that some of those stabbed have been “seriously injured” as he applauded the “breathtaking heroism” of bystanders “who literally ran towards danger” not knowing what it was they were faced with.
What we know so far
- One man shot dead by armed police
- A number of people have been stabbed
- Police treating incident as terror attack
- Boris Johnson returning to London from home constituency
The condition of those injured is unknown at this stage.
Neil Basu, the UK’s head of counter-terrorism, held a press conference outside New Scotland Yard to give an update on the attack just before 4.30pm.
He declined to answer questions from journalists, insisting he was heading to brief Boris Johnson.
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