Knife attack after van mounts pavement in London

Transport for London said the bridge has been closed in both directions due to a "major police incident".

Chaos erupted in London late Saturday when a vehicle rammed into pedestrians on London Bridge, injuring an undetermined number of people and causing hundreds of others to flee in panic.

The BBC's Holly Jones spoke to a French woman who had been injured in the incident.

"He swerved right round me and then hit about five or six people".

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"I'd say there are about four severely injured people".

She said she saw cops arresting someone. The patrons sheltered in the basement and police have arrived at the scene, the witness said.

The force initially said they were also responding to a reported third incident, in the Vauxhall area of London. "I froze beacause I didn't know what to do", Mark Roberts, 53, a management consultant, told Reuters. Police are urging the public to remain calm, be alert and stay vigilant.

He told Sky News: "It was about 10.15pm I was in the back of an Uber cab driving over London Bridge.there was somebody down on the pavement with a small crowd around them clearly very concerned".

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On May 22, a British-born suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured 59 others at Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester, England. We went towards Borough Market and everyone went inside (the bar). There would have been a lot of people on London Bridge.

The London Ambulance Service said it had multiple resources on the bridge.

May said that "following updates from police and security officials, I can confirm that the awful incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism". "Cop cars were going by, sirens on, people were running, I was crying".

London Ambulance have said: "We're responding to this incident and more information will follow when we have it".

A witness told CNN two men had entered a restaurant in the Borough Market area and stabbed two people inside.

"Then I heard two separate bursts of gunfire and people rushed into the restaurant kitchens to hide".

Law enforcement officials in major US cities said they were not aware of any threats but were on alert following the attacks in London.

LANGFITT: Absolutely, and I think that coming - three incidents like this, you know, there was a long stretch where London did not face big sort of terrorist attacks.

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