British Police Say 7 People today Killed In London Bridge Terrorist Assaults

Enlarge this imageCounterterrorism specific forces a semble near the scene of a suspected terrorist attack near London Bridge on Sunday in London.Dan Kitwood/Getty Imageshide captiontoggle captionDan Kitwood/Getty ImagesCounterterrorism exclusive forces a semble in the vicinity of the scene of the suspected terrorist a sault close to London Bridge on Sunday in London.Dan Kitwood/Getty ImagesUpdated at 6:30 a.m. ET June four London Metropolitan Police say at the least 7 people have died, and forty eight some others were wounded, after the terrorist attacks at London Bridge and Borough Marketplace on Saturday. At 0025hrs 4/6/17 the incidents at #LondonBridge & #BoroughMarket were declared as terrorist incidents. Metropolitan Law enforcement (@metpoliceuk) June 3, 2017 Updates to this story can now be found here. In a statement broadcast on Sunday morning, Metropolitan Police Commi sioner Cre sida Dick announced that a seventh victim had died. The department tweeted a video clip of the pre s briefing. A sistant Commi sioner Mark Rowley said in an earlier statement on Twitter, that, in addition, “three attackers shot dead by law enforcement.” Police believe all the attackers have been killed, but say the investigation is ongoing. “We believe that this incident is under control,” Commi sioner Cre sida Dick said. “However, a large cordon remains in the area … as we need still to carry out a thorough search of the area to ensure that everyone has been accounted for, and to make the whole area safe.” On Saturday evening, law enforcement responded to the scene at London Bridge right after a vehicle plowed into pedestrians. According to The A sociated Pre s, a van struck multiple persons on the bridge in a hit-and-run incident, and “witne ses also reported seeing people being stabbed by no le s than one man.” Says the AP:”Police say the incidents occurred on the bridge and at Borough Market place a short distance away. “The force initially said they had been also responding to a reported third incident, in the Vauxhall area of London. But they said later that turned out to be an unrelated stabbing.”Rowley said armed officers responded quickly and confronted three male suspects.”The suspects had been wearing what looked like explosive vests but these had been later established to be hoaxes,” he said. Before they’d confirmed any deaths, British police had retweeted a statement from the London Ambulance service, which said in part, “We have taken at the least 20 patients to six hospitals acro s London.” That number was later updated to forty eight. British Transport Law enforcement say an wounded BTP officer is expected to survive. Guardian Wires viaYouTube A day just after British Prime Minister Theresa May expre sed sympathy with those caught up in the “dreadful events,” she said that campaigns will resume as the U.K. gears up for the general election Thursday. Following the third deadly a sault in Britain since March, May said the recent a saults, while not connected, are all driven by the “single evil ideology of Islamic extremism.” Enlarge this imageArmed police officers stand guard on London Bridge in central London. British police said they have been dealing with “incidents” on London Bridge and nearby Borough Industry in the heart of the British capital Saturday.Dominic Lipinski/APhide captiontoggle captionDominic Lipinski/APArmed police officers stand guard on London Bridge in central London. British police said they were being dealing with “incidents” on London Bridge and nearby Borough Industry in the heart of the British capital Saturday.Dominic Lipinski/APLate Saturday evening, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security i sued a statement saying, “At this time, we have no information to indicate a specific, credible terror threat in the United States.” The White House subsequently said in a statement that President Trump called Prime Minister May to offer his condolences “for the brutal terror attacks”:”He praised the heroic response of law enforcement and other first responders and offered the full support of the United States Government in investigating and bringing those responsible for these heinous acts to justice.”Trump also tweeted a similar sentiment: “Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there …” The original story continues: NPR’s Frank Langfitt says that the bridge is closed in both directions and that officials are asking men and women to stay away from the area. Armed police also responded to reports of stabbings and shots fired at the nearby renowned Borough Market, as well as to the unrelated stabbing in the Vauxhall district. In response to these incidents, police have posted a shelter-in-place graphic to Twitter, telling people in the areas to run or hide and to alert police when it is safe to do so. Meanwhile, White House pre s secretary Sean Spicer tweeted, “National security team has briefed @POTUS on situation at #LondonBridge and will continue to provide updates.” Britain’s terror threat was recently lowered from “critical,” which had been put in place immediately after a bombing killed 22 men and women at an Ariana Grande concert last month in Manchester. This is a developing story. We’ll update with further information as it becomes available.