US President Donald Trump today called British Prime Minister Theresa May on phone to offer condolences over the "brutal" central London terror attacks in which six people were killed and offered full support in bringing perpetrators of the heinous acts to justice.
Two ruthless terrorist attacks at London Bridge and its nearby Borough Market on Saturday night involving a speeding van and a stabbing rampage have rocked Britain and the world.
Within minutes, there were reports of a second attack at Borough Market on the south bank of the Thames where three men wielding knives 10 inches long began attacking passersby, even entering one restaurant to attack night diners. Three suspects have been fatally shot by police, who believe that all of the bridge attackers have been killed.
He added that the three attackers were wearing what appeared to be explosive vests, but which were later revealed to be fake.
More than 48 people injured in the attacks have been taken to five hospitals across London.
London Metropolitan Police are responding to an incident at London Bridge following reports that a vehicle plowed into pedestrians. "The police confirmed that six people died at the scene", - said in the message.
- A third incident at Vauxhall was a stabbing and unrelated, Scotland Yard said.
Her office said she would chair a meeting of the government's COBRA emergency committee on Sunday.
According to the Telegraph, five people have been arrested over the atrocity. Three major London hospitals said that they were on lockdown to keep patients and staff safe.
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A Christchurch man has suffered multiple stab wounds in the London terror attacks. Suspects left the vehicle and stabbed a number of people. Some passersby told The Spectator's Will Heaven they saw 15-20 people struck, while others said they saw 7-8.
"For those of us seeking to serve the people of this country, it is our duty to drive the dialogue on how best to confront and defeat this brand of terrorism". And people just tried to get out of the way of the van.
The area is in lockdown, with armed police on the scene.
"For Germany, I reiterate that in the fight against all forms of terrorism, we are resolutely at Britain's side". "GOD BLESS!" Trump said in one of two tweets.
"I think they arrested a man at the alley in front of my house", she said.
Armed police rushed to the scene where shots were heard and authorities urged Londoners on Twitter to "run, hide, tell" if they were caught in the attack.
The Manchester bombing on May 22 was the deadliest attack in Britain since July 2005, when four British Muslim suicide bombers killed 52 people in coordinated attacks on London's transport network.
The attacker, identified as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, detonated a home-made bomb in the arena's foyer as crowds were leaving a performance by USA singer Ariana Grande late in the evening.