London is reeling from a likely coordinated terror attack in which a van plowed into pedestrians on London Bridge and then a “gang” of five suspects began knifing people at Borough Market.
Videos are starting to be posted from the scene:
The van struck several people, knocking one person about 20 feet into the air. A witness told CNN: “It swerved into oncoming lanes before hitting a bus stop and coming to a stop. Within my line of sight, there were five or six people on the ground that were not moving.”
The Sun reported that as many as seven people were feared dead as a result of the attacks and up to 20 people were injured. The attacks occurred late in the evening in England, around 10 p.m.
According to The Sun, the terrorists arrived in a gang of five, and several of them were still on the run on June 3. “Staff at a packed pub in London Bridge locked the doors as the gang tried to smash their way in. Witnesses saw one man stabbed in the chest five times,” reported The Sun. “The gang had metal canisters strapped to their chests and two were gunned down – believe killed – by armed police.”
Photos from the scene showed pedestrians walking down the street with their hands over their hands as police hunted for the terrorists.
The Sun reported that a third terror attack was reported at the same time in the Vauxhall area of London.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has said the attacks are being treated as likely terrorism, and American President Donald Trump pledged all of his support to the UK in the wake of the attacks.
ISIS-influenced terrorists have increasingly turned to vehicles as a weapon in terrorist attacks through out Europe. The modus operandi was used in Nice, France, Berlin, Germany, and in the UK Parliament attack on Westminster Bridge. London Bridge, as with Westminster, is a high-value target often crowded with pedestrians.
Exact casualty figures were not yet known. According to CNN, a “witness on the bridge told CNN the van mowed down pedestrians as it sped south across the bridge, leaving bodies lying in the roadway.
Another witness, who was in the cafe, said a man with a ‘massive knife’ entered the restaurant at Borough Market, just south of the bridge, and stabbed two people inside. The patrons sheltered in the basement.”
The British terrorist attacks come as the country is still recovering from the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.