Saturday, June 3, 2017, the London Metropolitan Police tweeted that an incident occurred on the London bridge.
According to eyewitness Mark Roberts, who was on the national landmark bridge, a van was speeding when it swerved into oncoming traffic and ran into a bus stop. He further reported seeing at least five people on the ground and they appeared to be unconscious. The van seemed to head straight toward the pedestrians, and shortly after the vehicle struck the bus stop, Roberts said he heard, what sounded like, gunshots. There were about 100 people on the bridge at the time.
Police blocked off the bridge, but have not released any more information. The U.S. Embassy, in London released a statement asking everyone to avoid the area and check for updates on the local news or Twitter @metpoliceuk.
Since May 22, all of England have been very anxious, when a suicide bomber killed over 20 people after an Ariana Grande concert. It was a little over two months ago that an SUV drove into a crowd on the Westminster Bridge killing four people. According to Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, the driver got out of his vehicle and stabbed a police officer to death. The man was gunned down by police. May reported that 52-year-old Khalid Masood, not only had a record but was possibly connected to violent extremism.
UPDATE: According to police at least one person is confirmed dead.
As more information becomes available updates will be posted.
Written by Katherine Miller
Edited by Cathy Milne
CNN: London Police Report ‘Incident’ on London Bridge
New York Times: London Bridge Shut Down After Pedestrians Struck; Stabbings Reported in Nearby Market
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