UK - London Bridge Attack, shots fired, Nov 2019

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  1. coffeeandacig

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    London Bridge incident: reports of shots fired as police close off part of city – live news
    At link:
    Video of people running off the bridge and cars turning around.

    Man shot and killed by police on London Bridge - police

    "A man has been shot and killed by officers on London Bridge, police have told Sky News.

    Video from the bridge appears to show one armed police officer at the beginning of the northside of the bridge crouched behind a police car aiming a gun down the bridge.

    The video then moves to what appears to be a body on the pavement on the east side of the bridge.

    Several police cars on are pictured on the bridge, with a lorry stopped across the central reservation of the dual carriageway.

    Police have cordoned off the bridge."
    'Gun shots heard' at London Bridge as police confirm incident in area | Daily Mail Online

    London Bridge sealed off amid reports of gunfire
     
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    People 'injured' in London Bridge incident
    "A number of people are believed to have been injured in an incident at London Bridge, police have said.

    The Met said they were called to a stabbing at a premises near the bridge just before 14:00.

    The force said they had detained a man. London Ambulance Service has declared a "major incident".

    The BBC's John McManus, at the scene, said he had seen a group of men in a fight on the bridge. Police then arrived and shots were fired, he said.

    British Transport Police said London Bridge station was currently closed and no trains would be stopping there.

    Police have advised people near the scene to follow directions from officers on the ground."
     
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    Sky New Live reporting:
    Borough Market at the south end of the London Bridge has been evacuated. It is considered a live scene, and people are being asked to leave the area.
     
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    London Bridge incident: suspect shot by police after five people injured – live news
    "Amanda Hunter, who witnessed the shooting from a bus and videoed the aftermath, described what she saw to BBC News. She said:

    I was coming home on the 21 bus and all of all a sudden it stopped. There was some commotion and I looked out the window and I just saw these three police officers going over to a man. It seemed like there was something in his hand. I’m not 100% sure, but then one of the police officer shot him.

    From there, I was able to take a video of the scene.

    We were stopped on the bus maybe for me a minute and a half and then we’re able to safely get off the bridge.

    There was only three police officers at the time. But by the time I got off the bridge, that’s when I started to hearing the sirens.

    I heard about three shots to get the man. Everyone was just kind of into shock."

    "Sources have confirmed that a suspect was shot by police. During the incident five people were injured, some are in serious condition."


    "More video appears to show members of the public tackling a man on London Bridge before police intervened. Police pulled people off the man and then appeared to shoot him."

    "'Major incident' declared
    The emergency services say they are treating the situation as a “major incident”.
     
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    WARNING, VERY GRAPHIC

    Self deleted link as
    Colin Micheal and Wolfgang Kitzler video posts of takedown and shots to suspect at #londonbridge on Twitter is not MSM
     
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    London Bridge incident 'treated as if terror-related' after five people injured – live news
    Incident being treated 'as if it is terror-related'

    As a precaution the incident is being treated by police “as if it is terror-related”.
    Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk)
    At this stage, the circumstances relating to the incident at #LondonBridge remain unclear. However, as a precaution, we are currently responding to this incident as though it is terror-related.

    One man has been shot by police. We will provide further information when possible.
    November 29, 2019
     
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    I wonder if it was a fight between a couple of men that got out of control. Either way, very scary to those near the incident.
     
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    I wondered that from some of the earlier descriptions of a bunch of males who appeared to be fighting. But now I think it was a case of some brave members of the public who were trying to restrain an attacker while police were still on their way.

    Unfortunately, this modus operandi has been used before in terror attacks...drive a van into London and then get out and start stabbing anyone anyone nearby. Until there's further news, that kind of attack is what I think this will turn out to have been.

    I sincerely hope that reports of deaths are erroneous and that any members of the public who were hurt will recover.
     
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    Metropolitan Police on Twitter

    Metropolitan Police statement (video)

    Police statement: AC Neil Basu gives statement on #LondonBridge incident.

    "It would be incorrect to speculate at this time"

    " we believe a device that was attached to the suspect was a hoax"

    ETA I tried to embed the video but I can't figure out how to do that.
     
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    London Bridge attack: suspect in terrorist incident shot dead by police – live news

    Here’s Assistant Commissioner Basu’s statment in full:

    I can confirm that at approximately 2pm today Friday the 29th of November. Police were call to a stabbing at a premises near to London Bridge EC1. Emergency services attended including officers from the City of London police and the Metropolitan Police.

    A male suspect was shot by specialist armed officers from the City of London police, and I can confirm that this suspect died at the scene.

    A number of other people received injuries during this incident. As soon as we can provide further updates on their condition we will. And our heartfelt sympathies go out to everybody who’s been involved in this and is anxiously waiting for information on their loved ones. As soon as we can get that information w will get it to you.

    As you would expect due to the nature of the incident, we responded as though this was terrorist related. I’m now in a position to confirm that it has been declared a terrorist incident.

    We are working jointly with the City of London police as we continue to respond.

    Officers from the met counterterrorism command and now leading this investigation, but I must stress we retain an open mind as to any motive. It would be inappropriate to speculate further at this time.

    Due to reports that the suspect may have had an explosive device, specialists offices also attended the scene and wide cordons are in place to ensure there remains no further danger to the public.

    However, I can confirm at this time, we believe a device that was strapped to the body of the suspect is a hoax explosive device. Officers continue to carry out meticulous searches in the area to ensure there is no outstanding threat to the public.

    Those extensive cordons will remain in place for a considerable time, and I would ask the public please continue to avoid the area. Public Safety is obviously our top priority. We will be enhancing police patrols both in the city and the country.

    I would ask anyone with information, image or footage of the incident that can be shared with our investigations aim to do so on the UK police image appeal website.

    I would also ask the public to continue to remain vigilant and report any concerns that they have to the police.

    I’m not going to take questions at this time. The Prime Minister has asked for a personal briefing and I’ll be heading with the Commissioner of the Met to Downing Street immediately
     
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    Well done to the MET police and the brave people who held him down
     
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    Yes, and that man who appeared in two of the videos I have seen to have taken his knife away and was smart enough to hold it correctly and also throw down something out of his pocket that perhaps evidence on it so it remained in the crime scene area.

    That's going to be a very interesting follow-up story for the media I am sure.
     
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    Well done to the people who intervened they probably saved many lives.
     
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    Noting new post courtesy of Katydid23
    Several people wounded in Hague stabbing, Dutch police say


    London Bridge attack: 'I kicked terrorist in the head,' says heroic bystander
    "Tour guide Stevie ran towards the London Bridge attacker to kick him in the head amid the turmoil of the suspected terrorist incident.

    The 32-year-old Londoner was driving a car for an Italian Job-inspired Mini Cooper tour of the capital when he stopped the engine on the river crossing and started his advance towards the knife-wielding suspect.

    Dressed in a large green coat and peaked cap he moved towards the huddle of men grappling with the downed attacker, and he and his colleague began kicking him to force his weapon free.

    After he and his comrades beat and subdued the suspect, they caught sight of a what they feared was an explosive vest.

    “I was driving, I stopped the car and ran towards it,” he said. “I don’t know why I ran over.

    “There were about five guys there when we got there.

    “I jumped in and kicked him in the head to make him release his knife. A few others did so.

    “He was shouting ‘get off me, get off me’"
     
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    Australian news this morning 30th Nov......

    “Friday afternoon’s terror attack on London Bridge has brought back chilling memories of the city’s deadly attack in the same place, just over two years earlier.

    Two people are dead and at least 10 are injured after a knifeman went on a stabbing rampage on London Bridge on Friday afternoon during a busy lunchtime rush.

    He was shot dead by police in broad daylight while wearing a fake suicide vest and Metropolitan Police have confirmed they’re treating it as a “terrorist incident”.

    In 2017, eight people were killed, including Australians Sara Zelenak and Kirsty Boden, with 48 others injured when three militants drove onto London Bridge and mounted the pavement, ploughing into pedestrians.
    Chilling echo of 2017 London Bridge attack
     

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