[ There are two incident scenes near each other. ] According to initial media reporting up to 20 people are feared to be injured after a white van reportedly ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge. Approximate time 10:10pm (local) or 5:10pm EDT U.S.
Initial eye-witnesses report the vehicle drove onto the pedestrian pavement at the scene in central London this evening and drove directly into the crowds of people. The driver, and possibly passengers, may also have exited the vehicle and began stabbing or shooting the survivors.
There are reports of massive amounts of gunfire taking place at the same time. The van is estimated to have been driven at a speed approximately 50mph into the crowd. The rapid gunfire lasted for several minutes.
Via Daily Mail […] One witness said she saw three people with what appeared to be their throats cut on London Bridge.
Others said they saw three men, described as being ‘of Mediterranean origin’, jump out of the van and began ‘randomly stabbing people’ along Borough High Street with 12-inch long knives.
The car, believed to be a B&Q vehicle, was reportedly veering in an ‘S shape’ at 50 mph across the bridge and has driven towards the Shard and is south of the river. The drivers have not been caught.
Terrifying footage from the scene shows police officers shouting ‘Clear the scene now!’ as panicked pedestrians flee.