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Multiple People Dead: Potential Terror Attacks In London.

The United Kingdom is reeling from violence once again after a vehicle plowed into a crowd of pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbings took place at the nearby Borough Market. The incidents, which killed at least six people, are being investigated as terror attacks, said British Prime Minister Theresa May.

At Least 6 People Dead After 2 Potential Terror Attacks In London

HuffPost Breaking News: Multiple people dead after incident at London Bridge.

Multiple People Dead After Incident At London Bridge

More than one person is dead after a car plowed into a crowd of people on the London Bridge Saturday night, and additional casualties have been reported.

Multiple Casualties Reported in London Incident

Published on Jun 3, 2017

British authorities said on Saturday there are reports of multiple casualties following a major incident on London Bridge. (June 3)

A witness describes the scene at the London bridge incident

Published on Jun 3, 2017

A van plowed into pedestrians at the London bridge. A witness at the scene says he saw many people on the ground and others running as police cars were responding to the incident.

Borough Market Attack – Attacker stabbing people with long knife – eyewitness – BBC News

Published on Jun 3, 2017

A security guard who oversees a number of pubs in the area has told the BBC he saw four people stabbed by three attackers. The man, who was deeply shocked and asked not to be named, said he was at the Market Porter pub when a colleague at another bar said there was a stabbing at the Borough Bistro pub nearby. He said he went towards this pub and saw that “everybody started running” and there was screaming. The eyewitness added that he saw three attackers, one of whom had a long knife and stabbing people, including a girl in her early 20s.

Third attack reported in the south of London

From The HuffPost:

Multiple People Dead After 2 Potential Terror Attacks In London

A car plowed into a group of people on London Bridge and others were stabbed at nearby Borough Market.

  • A car swerved into a crowd on London Bridge and men stabbed people at the nearby Borough Market on Saturday.
  • Police say more than one person died in the attacks, but the exact number of dead and injured is not yet known.
  • This is the third time in less than three months that the United Kingdom has been struck by a potential terrorist attack.

The United Kingdom is reeling from violence once again after a vehicle plowed into a crowd of pedestrians on London Bridge, killing multiple people, and stabbings took place at the nearby Borough Market. Police are investigating the incidents as terror attacks, British Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed.

Witnesses told The Associated Press that a white van struck as many as six people on the bridge on Saturday. One witness at the scene described bodies being “strewn over the pavement.” More than one person has died, police told HuffPost UK and the BBC.

At least 20 victims have been transported to six different hospitals in the city, London Ambulance Service reported around 2:30 a.m. local time Sunday. More people were treated at the scene with “less serious injuries,” the emergency response service said.

Holly Jones, a reporter for the BBC who was on the bridge at the time of the incident, said the car was traveling at a high speed.

“He swerved right round me and then hit about five or six people. He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind,” Jones said, according to the publication.

Two people were stabbed at a restaurant at Borough Market when a man with a “massive knife” entered, a witness told CNN. Borough Market is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London.

“Someone said, ‘What is going on?’ and one of the people running said, ‘There is a man with a knife up there and he is coming this way,’” an unidentified witness told CNN. “There was complete panic as everyone ran to the back of the restaurant and crouched down trying to hide themselves from view.”

Jack Applebee, the owner of Applebee’s Fish Market in Borough Market, said he was smoking outside his restaurant when a woman ran by screaming, “Someone’s running around stabbing people!”

He ran inside his restaurant to warn his 50 or so diners, the Wall Street Journal reported. Seconds later, three attackers appeared outside the business’ windows, wearing belts with “black canisters around their upper torsos,” the publication reported.

“They looked to come in, and for some reason turned to carry on down the street,” Applebee told WSJ.

Authorities confirmed that they also responded to reports of a stabbing in Vauxhall, a residential and commercial area just over 2 miles southwest of London Bridge. They later said the incident was not connected to the attacks on the bridge or at Borough Market.

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Unverified social media posts showed chaos as people rush to flee the London Bridge area. Video taken by a bystander shows a large police presence where there are “bodies everywhere,” according to witnesses.

London police stormed a bar near London Bridge, ordering patrons to get on the ground, tense video posted to Twitter shows.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan called the incident “a deliberate, cowardly attack on innocent Londoners and visitors to our city enjoying their Saturday night.”

“I condemn it in the strongest terms,” he added. “There is no justification whatsoever for such barbaric acts.”

The chaos comes just five days before Brits head to the polls for a snap election, in which May will face off against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Corbyn tweeted condolences to those affected by the “brutal and shocking incidents.”

White House press secretary Sean Spicer responded on Saturday evening, confirming on Twitter that U.S. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the incident.

The president appeared to use the unfolding chaos in London as a hook to reissue his internationally condemned call for a travel banaffecting several Muslim-majority nations.

“Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there,” he also tweeted.

Saturday marks the third time in less than three months that the U.K. has come under attack. A similar incident happened in April, when Khalid Masood plowed a rented car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before fatally stabbing a police officer. In total, six died in the attack, including Masood. And last month, a suicide bomber killed nearly two dozen people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

“I think it’s very clear that this is a network that we are investigating,” Chief Constable Ian Hopkins told reporters at the time.

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    People leave the area with their hands up after an incident near London Bridge in London, Britain June 4, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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    Armed Police officers on London Bridge as police react to a “major incident” at London Bridge in London, England, on June 3, 2017.
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    People flee as police attend to an incident near London Bridge in London, England in the early hours of June 4, 2017. (REUTERS/Neil Hall)
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    A police officer escorts members of the public to safety at London Bridge on June 3, 2017 in London, England. Police have responded to reports of a van hitting pedestrians on London Bridge in central London. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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    Police officers stand with people evacuated from the area following an incident near London Bridge in London, England on June 3, 2017. (REUTERS/Neil Hall)
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    Police officers with riot shields on Borough High Street as police respond to three incidents in London, England, on June 3, 2017.
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    Police attend to an incident on London Bridge in London, Britain, June 3, 2017. (Reuters / Hannah McKay)
  • Hannah Mckay / Reuters
    People react as police attend to an incident near London Bridge in London, England in the early hours of June 4, 2017. (REUTERS/Hannah McKay)
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    Police attend to an incident on London Bridge in London, Britain, June 3, 2017. (Reuters / Hannah McKay)
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    Armed police raid The Blue Eyed Maid in Borough high street at London Bridge on June 3, 2017 in London, England. Police have responded to reports of a van hitting pedestrians on London Bridge in central London. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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    Police officers get changed as they attend to an incident on London Bridge in London, England, June 3, 2017. Reuters / Hannah McKay
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    People walking down Borough High Street as police respond to a “major incident” at London Bridge in London, England, on June 3, 2017.
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    Emergency personnel on London Bridge as police respond to a “major incident” at London Bridge in London, England, on June 3, 2017.
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    Members of the public look on as a police close off the area by Monument Station on June 3, 2017 in London, England. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)
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    Police officers clear the area near Borough market at London Bridge on June 3, 2017 in London, England. Police have responded to reports of a van hitting pedestrians on London Bridge. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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    Armed Police officer looks through his weapon on London Bridge as police respond to a “major incident” at London Bridge in London, England, on June 3, 2017.
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    Police officers and members of the emergency services attend to a person injured in an apparent terror attack on London Bridge in central London on June 3, 2017. (DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Members of the public, wrapped in emergency blankets, leave the scene of an incident on London Bridge in central London on June 3, 2017. (CHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Police sniffer dogs on London Bridge as police respond to a “major incident” at London Bridge in London, England, on June 3, 2017.
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    Armed police talk to members of the public outside London Bridge Hospital as police respond to a “major incident” at London Bridge in London, England, on June 3, 2017.
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    Counter-terrorism special forces are seen at London Bridge on June 3, 2017 in London, England. Police have responded to reports of a van hitting pedestrians on London Bridge. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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    People run down Borough High Street as police respond to a “major incident” at London Bridge in London, England, on June 3, 2017.
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    Police sniffer dogs on London Bridge as police respond to a “major incident” at London Bridge in London, England, on June 3, 2017.
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    Medics make their way up the escalator by The Shard on June 3, 2017 in London, England. Police have responded to reports of a van hitting pedestrians on London Bridge in central London. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
  • Neil Hall / Reuters
    Police attend to an incident near London Bridge in London, Britain, June 3, 2017. (REUTERS/Neil Hall)
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    A helicopter lands on London Bridge as police are responding to three reported incidents in London, England, on June 3, 2017.
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    Police officers outside the Barrowboy and Banker Public House on Borough High Street as police respond to a “major incident” at London Bridge in London, England, on June 3, 2017.
  • Neil Hall / Reuters
    People leave the area with their hands up after an incident near London Bridge in London, England in the early hours of June 4, 2017. (REUTERS/Neil Hall)
  • Hannah Mckay / Reuters
    Members of public after an incident near London Bridge in London, England, June 3, 2017. (Reuters/Hannah McKay)

Thank you Jesselyn Cook, Sebastian Murdock And HuffPost Breaking News

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