London Bridge & Bourough Market Terror Attacks: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know


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Members of the emergency services attend to persons injured in an apparent terror attack on London Bridge (Getty Images)

London was hit with two acts of terror late-Saturday night, according to authorities.

In the first, a white van careened off the road before striking several people, witnesses told Sky News.

In the second, police were called to a report of a stabbing at nearby Borough Market, armed police responded and shots were fired, police said

There was no immediate official word from authorities on the number of casualties, or whether there were any arrests or how many attackers were involved.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. A Van Plowed Into a Crowd on London Bridge

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Debris and abandoned cars remain on London at the scene of an apparent terror attack on London Bridge in central London on June 3, 2017. (Getty )

BBC reporter Holly Jones was on London Bridge at the time of the incident and said the van was driven by a man who appeared traveling around 50 miles per hour, according to BBC.

“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 told BBC.

2. A ‘Gang’ of Men Began Knifing People at Bourough Market

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Police respond to knife attacks at Borough market(Getty)

BBC home affairs correspondent Tom Symonds said a security guard who oversees a number of pubs in the London Bridge area said he saw four people stabbed by three attackers, according to BBC.

A witness at the market named Ben, told the BBC that he saw some get stabbed.

“I saw a man wiht a large blade, I don’t know the measurement,” said Ben. “He was stabbing a man. He stabbed him about three times fairly calmly. He was being stabbed quite coldly and he slumped to the ground.”

3. The Prime Minister Called It a Likely Terror Attack

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Police attempt to clear the area after the London Bridge and Borough market attacks (Getty)

Prime Minister Theresa May released the following statement after the attack:

Following updates from police and security officials, I can confirm that the terrible incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism. This is a fast moving investigation. I want to express my huge gratitude to the police and emergency services who are on the scene. Our thoughts are with those who are caught up in these dreadful events.

4. Donald Trump Pledged All Support to London & the U.K

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Police respond to London Bridge and Borough Market attacks (Getty)

President Donald Trump tweeted that the United States will do whatever they can do to help and that “we are with you.”

5.The Terror Attack Comes After the Manchester Concert Bombing

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Police attempt to clear the area after the London Bridge and Borough market attacks (Getty)

The attack comes nearly two weeks after the deadly suicide bombing at Manchester Arena in Manchester. The bombing left 23 adults and children dead and injured 116 others.

Police have arrested 17 people in connection with the bombing so far.

*This is an ongoing story and will be updated as more info is available.