Several US lawmakers condemned the London terror attacks.
"It is so sad that it happened at London Bridge, (I know) that area really well".
"We are now checking on each other, and so far, most of the students (seem to be) either travelling or back home in Malaysia due to the fasting month", he said. Police tweeted that Londoners should "remain calm but be alert and vigilant". "We were eventually led out of the bar and some kind people working in a hotel let us come in to use the bathroom and to give us water". "We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!" His administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate it.
The attack began just after 10pm on Saturday, local time, when a white van travelling at up to 80km/h ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge.
Armed officers flooded the busy area of the city after a van struck multiple people on the bridge.
One witness told Reuters that she saw what appeared to be three people with knife wounds and possibly their throats cut at London Bridge.
Another security official said British police were leading on the incident.
A stabbing at nearby Vauxhall was unrelated, the Met added.
Three men then got out of the vehicle and ran towards the nearby Borough Market.
The assailant, Khalid Masood, 52, of West Midlands, reportedly had a criminal record and may have had connections to violent extremism, British Prime Minister Theresa May said. "Our thoughts are with those who are caught up in these awful events".
London Bridge Tube station was closed and London Bridge was closed in both directions.
"Our hearts are with the families and loved ones of the victims. Thank you to the emergency services".
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The force said armed officers were sent to the scenes and shots were fired. People outdoors were told by yelling officers to run from the area amid chaotic scenes.
The spokesman says the prime minister is in contact with officials and is being regularly updated.
President Donald Trump has also been briefed.
British transport police say there are reports of multiple casualties following a major incident on London Bridge.
People receive medical attention in Thrale Street near London Bridge. He said he did not know how serious the injuries were.
At least six people were killed and many injured following twin acts of terror in central London, shortly after 10pm on Saturday night. "This is before the police got there so there were a lot of the members of the public gathered round them". That witness said the van hit five to six people.
Italian photographer Gabriele Sciotto, who was watching the Champions League final at the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market, said he saw three men shot just outside the pub. Not that they came from a wide array of anchors or reporters, just from a single expert on the ground, Paul Cruickshank, identified as "CNN Terrorism Analyst".
BBC radio said witnesses saw people throwing tables and chairs at the perpetrators of the attack to protect themselves.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said it was "deliberate and cowardly attack" on Londoners enjoying a Saturday night out.
Another eyewitness tells Sky he heard a burst of gunfire during the incident.
The BBC showed dozens of people, evidently caught up in the attack, being escorted through a police cordon with their hands on their heads.
Witnesses report a vehicle hitting pedestrians and injured people on the ground.
London's Metropolitan Police said they first responded to the bridge at 10:08 p.m. (5:08 p.m. ET).