London Bridge Incident: What We Know So Far
The Metropolitan Police were called at 1:58 pm to reports of a stabbing at premises near to London Bridge.
Emergency services attended the scene within minutes of the call, including officers from the Met and the City of London Police
Reports are that so far one man has been detained by police.
Emergency Services News has seen one image – which we have chosen not to share – of one male lying motionless on the ground as three firearms officers surround him.
Footage has also been shared on social media of what appears to be members of the public holding the male down just before the police arrived on scene.
One of the members of the public can be seen walking away from the male with a large knife that was believed to have been taken off of the suspect as members of the public restrained him.
The Met Police also believe several people have been injured.
Several witnesses heard gunfire coming from the area.
Counter Terrorism Specialist Firearms Officers (CTSFO) have arrived on the scene as the area continues to be placed in lock-down as the emergency services contain and sweep the area to ensure that there are no further threats.
A spokesperson for the London Ambulance Service said:
“We have now declared a major incident and have a number of crews at the scene in London Bridge”
the Met has tweeted to say:
“Please use common sense and restraint in circulating pictures and videos of the London Bridge incident. Help us keep you safe”.
The Met Police has now confirmed that they are treating this as a suspected terror-related incident.
The suspect was shot twice by the police after it appeared that the male had an IED strapped to his body.
Since the incident, the police have been able to confirm that it was a fake IED.
The suspect died as a result of his injuries.
Enquiries are ongoing.
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