Published: Sun, June 04, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

Donald Trump tweets criticism of London mayor after bridge attack

He continued: "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'"

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley of the Metropolitan Police force said in a released statement that around 10:08 p.m. a vehicle had struck pedestrians on London Bridge.

Also Saturday, a man with a "massive knife" entered a restaurant at Borough Market, just south of the bridge, and stabbed two people inside, a witness told CNN.

The Sun's Ben Leo tweeted photos from the scene, writing, "Horrific scene at London Bridge. bodies strewn over the pavement".

Police closed London Bridge and Borough stations in response to the incident, leaving thousands of Londoners struggling to travel across the city.

"How they described it to me was they were preventing the guys from getting into the restaurant", Patel said. A British suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured others.

British Prime Minister Theresa May blamed "Islamist extremism", saying "there is too much tolerance of extremism". Jack Applebee, a local restaurant owner, said he saw people running down the street and heard a female voice shout "they're stabbing everyone".

"(The man) said he had been stabbed in the neck and I was holding his bandage and wound while he was talking to the police".

Seven people were killed and at least 48 were hospitalized, 21 of whom are in critical condition. "If I can get them to come to the main road then the police can stop them, they can obviously shoot them".

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She reiterated calls for an worldwide agreement to "regulate cyber space to prevent the spread of extremist terrorism planning". On May 22, a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester .

The gang drove a van into civilians on London Bridge before exiting the vehicle and stabbing civilians at random.

A Reuters reporter said some time after the attack began that he had heard loud bangs near the Borough Market area, but these appeared to be controlled explosions by security services.

May's office said she would chair a meeting of the government's COBRA emergency committee on Sunday. It was subsequently dropped to 'severe, ' meaning an attack was still likely but not imminent.

"People started running and screaming, and the van crashes into the railing behind".

Dozens of officers carrying guns and with their faces covered were seen raiding a property above a shop in East Ham at around 2pm on Sunday.

"We ran for like 100 metres and then saw loads of police cars turned up and there was kind of a period of quite intense gunfire", he said.

There were several police vehicles outside a block of flats that had been cordoned off.

At the time he said: "It is a reality I'm afraid that London, New York, other major cities around the world have got to be prepared for these sorts of things".

The killings on Saturday night were the second terrorist atrocity to hit the country in as many weeks after 22 were killed at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. On March 22, five people were killed in London after Khalid Masood rammed his auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before fatally stabbing a policeman outside the Houses of Parliament.

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