Fox news today:
British police were seen in a dramatic video struggling with and then shooting a man on the London Bridge on Friday shortly after reports of a stabbing in the area, an incident that sent law enforcement teaming to the key thoroughfare where auto and pedestrian traffic was brought to a standstill amid the “major incident.”
Law enforcement officials reported “a number of people have been injured” but it was unclear what the injuries were. Scotland Yard earlier reported being called to “a stabbing at premises near to London Bridge” just before 2 p.m. local time.
The news comes after witnesses reported hearing gunshots and Sky News reported police shot the apparent attacker.
Officials said “a man has been detained by police” but it was unclear if that was the same person who officers were seen subduing in the video.
“Just a few minutes ago I was walking across London Bridge on the south bank to the north bank of the bridge,” BBC reporter John McManus said. “There appeared to be a fight going on on the other side of the bridge, with several men attacking one man.”
A motive in the incident has not been confirmed by police, however, the London Bridge area was the scene of a terrorist melee on June 3, 2017. Islamic terrorists used a dual vehicle ramming and stabbing attack. Eight civilians died and four police officers were injured in the assault. All three terrorists were also killed.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.