A man with a knife attacked people in the building next to London bridge. Police received a call at 13:58 (16:58 GMT). “A man has been arrested. We understand that a few people were injured”, – is spoken in the police message on Twitter.
The attacker was arrested when he ran out on London bridge – several policemen rushed to him from different sides and knocked to the ground. The footage video, filmed by an eyewitness of a double-Decker bus, it is clear that the offender had a police resistance. He hit one of them with a knife, broke free and ran, and then shots rang out.
BBC correspondent, who happened to be on the bridge at the time of the incident, reported that first seen on the bridge were fighting a group of men – a few people tried to tame one. Then the police arrived, the people ran from the bridge and sounded the first two shots, and then some more.
The SkyNews reported that the attacker was shot dead by police, but police have not confirmed this, stressing that he was arrested. On the bridge, indeed, a man died, but it is not assailant.
Traffic on London bridge is blocked, it remains several buses and cars. In the area of profit a significant number of police officers, including the military, which had cordoned off the area. Visible in the sky helicopters. Ambulance service and fire brigade were sent to the emergency reinforced brigade. Located near the London Bridge station is closed, trains will not go into it.
In the center of the city marked by a huge number of police with weapons and special forces.