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Reports of Terror Attacks in London (Updates)

Reports of Terror Attacks in London (Updates)

Multiple locations, reports of stabbings, car ramming, explosions

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Latest Updates (Live feeds at bottom of post)

UPDATE – 12:30 am EST, JUNE 4

The terror rampage through London has resulted in the deaths of six victims, while 3 assailants have been shot and killed by police.

The Metropolitan Police’s head of counter-terrorism Mark Rowley said early Sunday that police believe all the attackers were killed but are conducting further investigation to make certain this is the case.

Rowley says the suspects were confronted and shot by police “within eight minutes of the first call.”

Rowley says the three attackers were wearing what appeared to be suicide vests but they turned out to be hoaxes.

Given the nature of the attacks, and the multiple locations, different official statements and first person accounts have been streaming in since the incident occurred. Here is what is known as of 12:30 am EST, beyond what has been provided in the initial reports

  • There were multiple casualties in addition to the fatalities with London Ambulance Service saying they have taken at least 30 people to five hospitals in the capital.
  • A British Transport Police officer was stabbed in the face as he responded to the incident at London Bridge.
  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation hospital said it was “on lockdown” to keep patients, relatives and staff safe.
  • Authorities responded to a third incident, a stabbing at Vauxhall, but this was not connected to the events around London Bridge.
  • Theresa May, the prime minster, has called the events a “terrible incident’’ that is being treated as a “potential act of terrorism’’.
  • Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, thanked emergency services after the “brutal and shocking incidents reported in London”.
  • London mayor Sadiq Khan condemned the “barbaric” and “horrific” attack as “deliberate and cowardly”.
  • Guests at some hotels in the vicinity of the attacks have been evacuated.
  • Security services have carried out a number of controlled explosions in the area of the attacks.

It is being reported that some of the throats of victims were slashed during the stabbing attacks, and one of the attackers shouted, “This is for Allah!

One report suggested throats had been slashed by the marauders, likely to be Islamic State-inspired terrorists – although that had not been confirmed by the early hours of this morning.

One eyewitness spoke of the men shouting “this is for Allah” as they stabbed indiscriminately.

Londoners are responding as the people in Manchester did following the Ariana Grande Concert attack: By opening up their homes as part of a #SofaForLondon social network response.

Nadine Stares said: “Sofabed available if you are stranded due to this sad incident at London Bridge #SofaForLondon”.

Another Twitter user who gave his name as Ben Andrews, wrote: “If anyone is caught in London Bridge incident needs place to sleep, we have a spare room 10mins walk away from #London Bridge #sofaforlondon.”

There are numerous accounts of Londoners using chairs, bottles, and other objects to fend of the attackers.

…Gerard Vowls, 47, had been watching the Champions League final at the Ship pub in Borough. He was at the start of the south side of London Bridge and saw a woman being stabbed by three men 10 or 15 times.

“She was going, ‘Help me, help me’ and I couldn’t do nothing,” he said. “I want to know if this girl is still alive. I’ve been walking around for an hour and a half crying my eyes out. I don’t know what to do.”

Vowls said he was throwing chairs, glasses and bottles at the attackers in a bid to stop them.

“They kept coming to try to stab me … they were stabbing everyone. Evil, evil people.”

It took at least 10 minutes for armed police to reach the scene, he added.

INITIAL REPORT AND LIVE-STREAMING

Multiple causalities are reported after a van plowed into pedestrians at London Bridge and a stabbing attack at a market.  There have been multiple deaths.

Authorities are now calling these terrorist attacks.

CNN reports:

A van mowed down pedestrians as it sped down London Bridge in the British capital Saturday night, leaving bodies lying in the roadway, a witness to the incident told CNN.

Also Saturday, two men entered a restaurant at Borough Market, just south of the Bridge, and stabbed two people inside, a witness told CNN on Saturday. The patrons sheltered in the basement and police have arrived at the scene, the witness said.

. . . . Mark Roberts, the witness on the bridge, said the van was traveling south across the River Thames at a high rate of speed and was swerving as it struck several people, knocking one person “about 20 feet into the air.”

The van swerved into oncoming lanes before hitting a bus stop and coming to a stop, Roberts said.
“Within my line of sight, there were five or six people on the ground that were not moving,” he said. “It looked to me that the van was aiming at the people.”

Witnesses claim to have heard gunshots.

CNN continues:

Roberts said he heard what sounded like gunshots about 10 minutes later. He estimated 100 people were on the bridge at the time, fewer than earlier in the night because it was getting late.

“I froze, to be honest,” Roberts said. “As I was thinking … which direction should I run, the van swerved across the other side of the bridge from me.”

At this time, the attack appears to have been coordinated.

Fox News reports:

As many as three different incidents, one described as terror-related, were unfolding in London late Saturday, the most serious appearing to be a van crashing into a crowd on London Bridge.

In addition, police warned people to stay away from nearby Borough Market and the Vauxhall area — about a mile away — as they looked into separate incidents.

Sources told Sky News the London Bridge crash was being investigated as a “terrorist incident.”

We will keep you updated as this story develops.

UPDATE:

Watch live updates:

UK Prime Minister Teresa May is now saying the coordinated attacks are “potential terrorism and has returned to Downing Street.

President Trump expresses his support for and solidarity with the UK.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/871145660036378624

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motive as yet unknown

Yeah. Sure.

God damn Hindus! At it again!!

Cue the lectures on islamophobia, once again…..

Diversity — only in the way you die under Progressive rule

the macedonians did it.

Friggin’ Eskimos! I swear, it’s always something with those people. Go back to the North Pole where you belong! We don’t cotton to your kind around here!

This is why we don’t want more Muslims let into the USA. We will end up just like England with Muslims slaughtering us every week.

Subotai Bahadur | June 3, 2017 at 9:19 pm

I read the Brit press regularly. Two notable things out of this.

1) a cab driver tried to run down some of the terrorists stabbing people. They dodged and he missed. But this is counter to everything that Brits are trained to do. I expect that the cab driver will be prosecuted for “anti-Islamic” activity.

2) the official bulletin put out by the Metropolitan Police instructed Brits to a) Run and b) Hide.

Self defense, defense of community, defense of country is totally out of the picture.

I cannot help but think that in my town, if something like this happened there would be a BUNCH of trained people either carrying open or with a concealed carry permit who would be protecting the unarmed civilians. That is at any given moment, and any given location.

We have a president elected to protect our country and trying to protect our country, but the deep state and globalists want no part of that.
This could come to a head very soon; for example, if the Supreme Court were to uphold the injunction against Trump’s travel restrictions.

    murkyv in reply to Rick. | June 3, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    He should just do what Obama did.

    Ignore the rulings and carry on as planned.

      SDN in reply to murkyv. | June 4, 2017 at 9:02 am

      One key difference: the Left and their GOPe enablers (hi Rags. Happy with the results of #NeverTrump?) have the votes to impeach and remove Trump if he gives them enough of an excuse. That was NEVER going to happen to Obama, and Obama knew it.

        True but the impeachment thing has been pretty much ditched except for Al Green and Maxine Waters and Mad Max is getting serious back lash from her own voters. There is a pitch battle going on for control of the Dems and the Clinton camp is pasting “CRAZY!” labels all over it. Of course, the other camp is making the grab for outright communism.

It was the Jews, wasn’t it?

The Labour party has become institutionally anti-Semitic:
https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/04/labour-party-become-institutionally-anti-semitic/

Just ask the media’s main organ-grinder monkey:

Obama Despises Israel Because He Despises the West
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443371/obama-anti-israel-jewish-jerusalem-judeo-christian-western-civilization

Or ask the ultimate authority on anything, the media’s stand-by organ-grinder monkey, hillary clinton:

Hillary Clinton once called disabled children at an Easter egg hunt ‘f***ing ree-tards’ and referred to Jews as ‘stupid k***s’
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3635882/Hillary-Clinton-called-disabled-children-Easter-egg-hunt-f-ing-ree-tards-referred-Jews-stupid-k-s-Bill-called-Jesse-Jackson-damned-n-r-claims-Bill-s-former-lover.html

The only good news in all this, is no one will want to go to another ariana grande concert:

Attacks in London happen same weekend as Ariana Grande’s benefit
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/06/03/attacks-in-london-happen-same-weekend-as-ariana-grandes-benefit-for-manchester-suicide-bombing.html

Ariana Grande: “I Hate Americans. I Hate America.”
https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a72_1495721272

Pelosi Schmelosi | June 3, 2017 at 10:00 pm

Has the Left started blaming Trump pulling out of the climate accords yet?

Oh no, backlash!

The thing about liberals is the worse the terrorist outrage the more detached from reality they become.

Something odd here. If those wacky Muslims have launched a wave of terrorist attacks, why so few?

This sort of atrocity requires no elaborate planning or preparation. All that’s needed are weapons (and even a disarmed Britain has plenty of cars and knives lying around), potential victims (casual pedestrians, commuters, store customers, concert-goers, sports fans—plenty of those everywhere), coordination (local mosques should be able to set something up, and telephones or social media are an easy way to control it), and of course loyal Muslims willing to do it. They should be able to make hundreds of such primitive attacks nearly simultaneously.

So perhaps they did, but British officialdom hasn’t yet recognized that as-yet-unreported traffic incidents and/or assaults are really part of a larger pattern. Bomb attacks or airplane crashes are hard to ignore, but individual assaults, not so much. Particularly if they can resist all the “Allah ‘akbar” stuff.

Or, maybe they don’t have as many willing Muslims as all the noise has led us to believe.

Trump wrote three tweets – the first was a retweet linking to Drudge Report indicating that an attack has occurred. The second made a comment that the US needed to have the travel bans in place to protect America. The third was to tell London that the US would help in any way.

People are going nuts that Trump retweeted a Drudge tweet. NBC even tweeted that Trump had tweeted, but they weren’t going to show it since they hadn’t confirmed the news.

So, they are trying to make Trump look silly for the Drudge reference, but if he had tweeted something about the British government or his Security Advisor had told him about the attack, they would have been howling about Trump disclosing classified intel.

And they are saying that Trump had to bring politics into the tragedy, but most of them are doing the exact same thing.

I would like to see Trump cause a couple of MOABS to be dropped tomorrow against already-selected terrorist targets in the mid east. Let the world see that Trump is going to lead the fight against terrorism as he says. A real leader of the free world, not tied down by the tiny deep-staters and globalists.

buckeyeminuteman | June 3, 2017 at 11:45 pm

As most Britons turned in their firearms years ago, I think its past time they used pitchforks and whatever else they can find to haul Sadiq Khan and all his uninvited invaders out one by one and be done with them.

inspectorudy | June 4, 2017 at 6:19 am

All my life I thought lemmings were small animals that were so PC that they would follow a bad leader over a cliff. It appears I was right after all.

broomhandle | June 4, 2017 at 7:04 am

Must be because of the settlements.

Isn’t is curious how these terrorist attacks always seem to occur where the populace is disarmed?

Lone wolves on a false flag mission no doubt…

Hmm, only last Sept, London mayor Sadiq Khan was telling us all to just get used to it. And now he’s tweeting, “We are all shocked and angry today – but this is our city. We will never let these cowards win and we will never be cowed by terrorism.” Gee, that’s pretty strong language coming from a lawyer who used to defend jihadists. Maybe he’s “evolving”. Poll numbers slipping just a bit, Mister Mayor?

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