Attacks at London Bridge, restaurant are terrorist incidents

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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 Sun's Ben Leo tweeted pics from the scene, writing "Horrific scene at London Bridge... bodies strewn over the pavement". "The police came pretty quickly". 'This is for Allah!' one of the attackers screamed, witness Erick Siguenza told BBC News. A short time later, police received reports of stabbings in the nearby Borough Market.

It was believed that police shot and neutralized two of the suspected terrorists in the London Bridge area.

The force tweeted a warning telling people in the area to run to safety, hide and then call police if it is safe to do so.

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Police boats were searching the river - apparently looking for people who may have been thrown off the bridge.

BBC reporter Holly Jones was in the London Bridge area when the van attack occurred.

"Within my line of sight, there were five or six people on the ground that were not moving", he said.

London Ambulance Service said they had taken at least 20 patients to six hospitals, and treated a number of people at the scene with less serious injuries. "He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind", he said.

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Another witness said a woman staggered into a pub that he was in, bleeding from her neck.

In March, four people were killed in London after Khalid Masood rammed his vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, before fatally stabbing a policeman outside the Houses of Parliament.

"Following updates from police and security officials, I can confirm that the bad incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism", she said.

Witnesses speak to the media after walking away from inside a police cordon following a terror attack in London, June 4, 2017.

A man has been arrested, as Sky News reported live from Borough High Street.

Police in Britain say at least one person is dead following at least two incidents in central London. "As I walked down Southwark Street heading east, I started to see dozens of people running away, clearly distraught".

"I froze, to be honest", Roberts said.

"I thought at first it was fireworks, then I recognised it was significant gunfire".