London Bridge attack: what we know so far

Police officers have surrounded London Bridge

Police officers have surrounded London Bridge

At 1225am British time on Sunday the incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market were declared as terrorist incidents.

"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", Prime Minister Theresa May said.

At least seven people have been killed and 48 injured in a terror attack in central London, with police shooting three suspected assailants dead.

Three attackers in London who drove a van into pedestrians and stabbed several people were killed by police Saturday. Rowley said the attackers were dead in eight minutes.

Of the casualties, he said: "Three of them, yes (were conscious), and one guy was not talking at all, was just, like, down".

Streets around London Bridge and Borough Market, fashionable districts packed with bars and restaurants, were been busy with people on a Saturday night out. BBC showed dozens of people, evidently having been caught up in the attack, being escorted through a police cordon with their hands on their heads.

Trump tweeted "we are with you" and said the United States would do whatever was needed to help.

The legal fight pits the president's authority over immigration against what lower courts have said is a policy that purported to be about national security but was meant to target Muslims. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks.

The van then continued to nearby Borough Market, a popular open-air shopping district, where the suspects exited the vehicle and tried to stab a number of people.

Here is a round up of what we know so far about the attack.

The attacks began just after 10pm (BST) when a van sped towards pedestrians at 50mph on the landmark bridge, scattering people across the road, leaving many injured.

Ms May will chair a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee on Sunday.

London Bridge railway station is also closed.

It is not clear if campaigning will resume in the final days before the vote.

Witnesses described a white van careering into pedestrians near London Bridge and knocking over several people. He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind.

Gunshots were later heard in the area while one social media user posted a photograph appearing to show one of the attackers lying on the ground outside a pub in the food market, with what police now say was a fake bomb vest strapped to his body.

"They were running in all the pubs and all the bars and they were stabbing everyone", he said.

Earlier Prime Minister Theresa May said she was being updated by officials on the "fast-moving" situation.

Ben said the man then walked towards the Southwark Tavern. "All Americans stand in solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom", she said.

Jack Applebee, who owns a restaurant a block away from Elliot's, said he was standing outside when people came running down the street.

The assailant in that attack, 52-year-old British Muslim convert Khalid Mahmood, rammed his auto into pedestrians before crashing into the barriers surrounding parliament and then stabbing a police officer to death.

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