London incidents are terrorism, seven dead in addition to three attackers

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London incidents are terrorism, seven dead in addition to three attackers
London incidents are terrorism, seven dead in addition to three attackers

London police responded to two “terrorist incidents” Saturday night following reports of a vehicle plowing into pedestrians on the London Bridge as well as reports of stabbings at Borough Market.

At least 48 people were taken to five hospitals across London, according to the London Ambulance Service.

Police believe they killed all of the attackers involved in the incidents, according to Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley. One suspect, seen in the image above, wore a close-cropped beard and wore an Arsenal away football shirt.

Rowley added that the scene is “complex” and authorities are still determining how events unfolded.

Police conducted a raid on a block of flats in Barking, London, on Sunday morning as part of that investigation, according to Sky News. The neighbourhood is home to many Muslims and it is common to see women wearing the burka there. Sky said the raid was on the home of one of the attackers. 12 people were arrested. Locals told Sky that they recognised a neighbour as the suspect who had been killed by police last night.

According to investigators, police first received reports of a vehicle striking pedestrians on London Bridge around 10:08 p.m. local time (5:08 p.m. ET), and the vehicle then drove to the nearby Borough Market just south of the bridge.

At that point, the three attackers — all of them male — left the vehicle and began stabbing people with what witnesses said were large knives. Armed officers then shot and killed the suspects in Borough Market.

Prime Minister Theresa May made a strong — and possibly controversial — statement this morning, condemning “Islamic extremism” and the internet services companies who give it “the safe space it needs to breed.”

“It is time to say `Enough is enough,'” May said. “When it comes to taking on extremism and terrorism, things need to change.” Read Theresa May’s full statement here.

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