June 4, 2017
Dozens were injured when a van rammed into pedestrians on London Bridge late Saturday, and several people were stabbed nearby. Three suspects were shot dead by police.
What We Know So Far
- A white van drove into pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday night and people at a nearby restaurant were stabbed in what police are describing as terrorist incidents.
- At least seven people died and more than 48 were injured in the attacks, including a British Transport Police officer who was on duty at the time of the incident, police officials said Sunday.
- Three male suspects were also shot and killed by police about eight minutes after the attack began, police said Sunday. The suspects were wearing what appeared to be explosive vests, police said, but those were later determined to be fake.
- 12 people have been arrested in Barking, the Met confirmed, in connection with the London attack. Officers did not reveal any information about those arrested.
- The events began unfolding shortly after 10 p.m., when a vehicle struck pedestrians on London Bridge, and continued to drive to Borough Market, a busy London night spot. Suspects then got out of the vehicle and began stabbing people nearby.
- Witnesses said the attackers seemed to make their way around the pub- and eatery-lined streets — at one restaurant, people used bottles and chairs to fend off an attacker.
- This is the third terror incident in England in three months.
- Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain needs to change to face the threat of extremism, and that the government would need to review it’s counter-terrorism strategy.
- May confirmed that the election would go ahead on Thursday.
- Police have opened a casualty bureau. Telephone numbers are 0800 096 1233 and 020 7158 0197.