British police rushed to London Bridge on Saturday after witnesses said a van plowed into pedestrians.
London’s Metropolitan Police Service said officers responded shortly after 10 p.m. local time to “reports of a vehicle in collision with pedestrians.”
Officers then responded to stabbing reports at nearby Borough Market.
They also said they were repsonding to a third incident in the Vauxhall area in southwest London.
It is not immediately clear if the events are related.
A Reuters reporter near the scene said she saw 10 police cars rushing towards London Bridge.
A witness told the BBC she saw a speeding white van veering into pedestrians.
The witness said the van hit five to six people. London’s transport authority said London Bridge rail station had been closed at the request of the police.
Reuters spoke with a witness who said she saw three people with knife wounds. Reuters was unable to immediately verify the statement by the witness.
An armed police officer stands on Borough High Street as police are dealing with an incident on London Bridge on Saturday. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
Britain’s Press Association news agency said members of the public were told to run away as fast as they could from the area, which is filled with restaurants and pubs.
Nick Archer, who was in the London Bridge area, said he came out of a bar and looked to his left and saw a man lying on the ground. He thought the person had been drinking, but then police vans flew by.
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