Deadly Car and Knife Attacks in London

RT News reported that the attackers rammed pedestrians with a van on London Bridge before carrying out stabbings in Borough Market. Credit: © Hannah McKay / Reuters

RT News reported that the attackers rammed pedestrians with a van on London Bridge before carrying out stabbings in Borough Market | © Hannah McKay / Reuters

NBC News London Bureau reports that six people died and nearly 50 were injured when a terrorist attack unfolded in the heart of London on Saturday night.

NBC reported that “officials said a vehicle barreled into pedestrians on London Bridge, and then three attackers embarked on a stabbing rampage at nearby Borough Market.”

President Donald Trump offered support to the UK and the British people in the aftermath of three incidents in London Saturday. He also seized the opportunity to push his travel ban once again (notably in a tweet before he offered his condolences and support).

The US State Department encouraged any US citizens affected by the situation in London to contact their families and US authorities.

The incident was reported at 10:08 p.m. (5:08 p.m. ET) on Saturday. Within eight minutes, all of the suspects had been fatally shot by officers, according to authorities.

NBC News reported the following on its website:

“Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said the three men were wearing what appeared to be explosive vests but they turned out to be fake.

“He added that all of the attackers were believed to have been killed but added that it was early in the investigation.

“One of the those stabbed was a British Transport Police officer, who suffered serious but non-life threatening wounds. Forty-eight people were taken to hospitals in London, the ambulance service said.

“London Mayor Sadiq Khan described the incident as a “horrific terrorist attack,” adding: “This is a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners and visitors to our city enjoying their Saturday night.”

“The attacks on London Bridge and at the market come two months after a driver plowed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in what authorities have called a terror attack, and almost two weeks after a deadly suicide bombing outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.”

British Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a security meeting on Sunday morning. © Hannah McKay / Reuters

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