An armed police officer on London Bridge following a stabbing that left several wounded

Several stabbed near London Bridge; man detained

Witnesses report hearing gunshots in area as Sky News says apparent attacker was shot by officers. police usher people away from northern end of bridge that links business district with south bank of Thames

Associated Press |
Updated: 11.29.19 , 17:22
LONDON -- Police in the British capital said several people were stabbed near to London Bridge, and a man has been detained.
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  • The news came after witnesses reported hearing gunshots in the area. Sky News reported that police had shot the apparent attacker.
     An armed police officer on London Bridge following a stabbing that left several wounded  An armed police officer on London Bridge following a stabbing that left several wounded
    An armed police officer on London Bridge following a stabbing that left several wounded
    (Photo: AP)
    The Metropolitan Police force said officers were called Friday afternoon "to a stabbing at premises near to London Bridge."
    They say "a man has been detained by police. We believe a number of people have been injured."
    BBC reporter John McManus was in the area and said he saw figures grappling on the bridge. He said: "I thought it was initially a fight," but then shots rang out.
     Police officers at the scene of the incident on London Bridge  Police officers at the scene of the incident on London Bridge
    Police officers at the scene of the incident on London Bridge
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    London Ambulance Service said it had crews on the scene.
    Police could be seen ushering people away from the northern end of the bridge, which links the city's business district with the south bank of the River Thames.
    A Metropolitan Police officer moves an uninvolved person away from a cordon after an incident on London Bridge Nov. 29, 2019 A Metropolitan Police officer moves an uninvolved person away from a cordon after an incident on London Bridge Nov. 29, 2019
    A British police officer moves an uninvolved person away from a cordon after an incident on London Bridge Nov. 29, 2019
    (Photo: AP)
    Cars and buses on the busy bridge were at a standstill, with a white truck stopped diagonally across the lanes.
    British Transport Police said London Bridge station, one of the city's busiest rail hubs, was closed and trains were not stopping there.
    A white truck blocks access to London Bridge following a stabbing attack, Nov. 29, 2019 A white truck blocks access to London Bridge following a stabbing attack, Nov. 29, 2019
    A white truck blocks access to London Bridge following a stabbing attack, Nov. 29, 2019
    (Photo: Reuters/Luke Poulton)
    City of London Police, the force responsible for the business district, urged people to stay away from the area.
    London Bridge was the scene of a June 2017 attack when Islamic State-inspired attackers ran down people on the bridge, killing two, before stabbing several people to death in nearby Borough Market.
    Armed police at the scene of the June 2017 attack in London Armed police at the scene of the June 2017 attack in London
    Armed police at the scene of the June 2017 attack in London
    (Photo: AP)
    In March 2017, an attacker fatally struck four people with a car on nearby Westminster Bridge then fatally stabbed a police officer before security forces shot and killed him in a courtyard outside Parliament.
    First published: 17:22 , 11.29.19
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