Police in London are continuing to respond on what appears to be a coordinated attack on at least two locations late Saturday night – a van mowed down pedestrians near London Bridge and a knife attack in a nearby cafe.
Witnesses have described seeing a speeding vehicle who rammed into crowds on London Bridge and people being stabbed in Borough Market, as police respond to incidents in the capital.
A van mowed down pedestrians as it sped down London Bridge in the British capital Saturday night; leaving bodies lying in the roadway, a witness to the incident told CNN.
Husband and wife Ben and Natalie told BBC Radio 5 Live they were outside Borough Market, coming up the entrance of the underground when they saw the stabbing incident.
“We saw people running away and then I saw a man in red with a large blade, at a guess 10 inches long, stabbing a man, about three times,” Ben said.
“It looked like the man had been trying to intervene, but there wasn’t much he could do. He was being stabbed quite coldly and he slumped to the ground.”
Ben said the man walked away boldly with another person, and went towards the Southwark Tavern. He said they saw a metal chair being thrown towards the man.
“Then we heard three gunshots, definitely gunshots, and we ran.”
This was the third terror attack to strike the United Kingdom this year, after a man drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in March and the bomb attack on an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester two weeks ago.
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