Hero bystanders wrestle with London Bridge knifeman before police shoot him – The News

Hero bystanders wrestle with London Bridge knifeman before police shoot him – The News


 Terrifying footage captured the moment hero bystanders bravely held down and disarmed a knifeman on London Bridge before he was shot by police   As many as five people have been injured and one person is dead after the incident at around 2pm that is being treated as ‘terror-related’  The Metropolitan Police confirmed that a number of people have been stabbed and that one man has been shot by officers   Dramatic videos recorded at the scene in central London seem to detail the minutes leading up to the moment the suspect was fired upon  Astonishingly, in one video, a number of members of public can be seen bravely wrestling with the suspect on the floor  In the 45-second recording, a man then retreats from the scene with the suspect’s knife after he has been disarmed  Do you know any of the hero members of the public who helped? Email [email protected] co.uk  Police can be heard telling people on top of the suspect to move away.  In a second video, armed officers can be seen dragging a man in civilian clothes off the suspect to safety before shots are fired  The incident comes just two years after a terror attack on London Bridge and nearby Borough Market that left eight dead and 48 injured  The details that led up to the incident remain unclear.  Witnesses reported hearing up to 10 gunshots with people fleeing the scene in London this afternoon  One claimed there was “a man running around with a knife and been shot in London bridge outside my office just witnessed with my own eyes (sic)”  Another witness said: “I’m about a 3/4 mile from London Bridge and could hear the gunshots – lots of them  “Seem to have stopped. Sirens wailing now. Hope people are ok.”  A cordon has been set up at Borough Market while evacuation continues from nearby shops and businesses  Videos and photographs on Twitter showed several police cars and buses on the bridge and a truck straddling several lanes  London’s ambulance service said it had declared it a major incident and they had sent several crews to the scene  Bomb Squad vans were among a fleet of emergency service vehicles at the scene.  At least two police helicopters were spotted overhead  Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “I’m being kept updated on the incident at London Bridge and want to thank the police and all emergency services for their immediate response ”  Home Secretary Priti Patel has tweeted: “Very concerned by ongoing incident at London Bridge My thoughts are with all affected.  “I am grateful for the rapid response of our police and I urge everyone to follow their advice ” Read More London Bridge shooting  An earlier statement by the Met Police says: “Police were called at 1:58pm to a stabbing at premises near to London Bridge  “Emergency services attended, including officers from the Met and @CoLP   “A man has been detained by police We believe a number of people have been injured. Further info to follow.”  London Bridge was the scene of an attack in June 2017 when three militants drove a van into pedestrians and then attacked people in the surrounding area, killing eight people  We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story   Please check back regularly for updates on this developing story here at  Mirror co.uk

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