Published: 29 Nov 2019 |
Police officers clear the area near Borough Market after the incident at London Bridge. © Reuters/Dylan Martinez
London appears to have fallen victim to another terrorist attack; footage on social media captured people fleeing from the scene as unarmed civilians and police tackled the alleged suspect.
The incident unfolded at around 2pm on the busy thoroughfare in the middle of the UK capital. Several people were injured in a stabbing attack before members of the public reportedly restrained the attacker and police officers intervened.
The attack sparked panic in the area and footage posted on social media shows authorities evacuating people from buildings in the vicinity.
London Bridge and the nearby Borough Markets were the scene of a deadly ramming and stabbing terrorist attack in June 2017 which left 11 people dead.
A huge number of police and emergency services personnel attended the scene on Friday. The Metropolitan Police said that it is treating the incident “as if it is terror-related” as a precautionary measure.
The condition of the attacker has yet to be confirmed but police have said that one person was shot and one person has been detained. It is unclear whether it is the same person.