Brave bystanders bundled a knifeman to the ground on
At least one person has been killed in a suspected terror attack after the knifeman allegedly started attacking people and was then shot by police, witnesses said.
Dramatic footage shows what appears to be a struggle on the floor before an armed police officer unloads a series of round at the alleged knifeman lying on the floor.
Video filmed at the scene shows at least four people struggling with a man at London Bridge
A man can be seen holding a knife (circled) on London Bridge during the incident toda
An onlooker told how armed police shouted at the knifeman ‘don’t move, don’t move’ before they shot him twice.
‘People were running away.
‘It looked like a fight. I saw a man who looked like he was carrying a stick and another man holding a fire extinguisher who were chasing the man with the knife.
‘They grabbed him and pinned him to the ground.
‘The guy was hitting him with a stick and the other one was trying to hit him with the fire extinguisher.
‘Then three or four more people turned up and all of them held him on the ground.
‘One of them grabbed his knife and prized it out of his hand.
‘They were very brave, all of them.
‘The next thing I knew armed police arrived and told everyone to get back.
‘They got everyone back including one guy they had to pull off the man as he held him down.
Video filmed at the scene shows at least four people struggling with a man on London Bridge this afternoon
A man can be seen holding a knife on London Bridge during the incident today, which also saw a man lying on the ground
‘An officer shouted ‘don’t move at him twice, but he kept moving so the officer shot him twice on the ground.’
London Bridge remains on lockdown following the incident this afternoon as dozens of police officers, detectives, anti-terror squad chiefs and specialist firearms units rushed to the scene.
A Met Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called at 1.58pm to a stabbing at premises near to London Bridge. Emergency services attended, including officers from the Met and City of London Police.
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Witnesses said there appeared to be a scuffle on the southern side of the bridge with several men attacking another man at about 2pm this afternoon, and police said they were responding ‘as though it is terror-related’.
Onlooker Zack Shooter said police almost knocked him over as they ran towards the incident, adding: ‘Then loads of cars with sirens all rushed past me at full speed.’
Police evacuated London Bridge station and the surrounding area. A cordon was set up at Borough Market while evacuation continued from shops and businesses.
The response from officers led scores of people to run down St Thomas’ Street. Police said they were treating the evacuation of the area surrounding Borough Market as a ‘major incident.’
Station staff at Monument claimed five people have been injured in the London Bridge knife attack. The Tube station has been closed off as armed police investigate.
Staff working for News UK, whose offices are by London Bridge station, reported being held in their building as police dealt with the incident.
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