LONDON — A van has reportedly plowed into 20 people in a suspected ‘terror attack’ on London Bridge station, amid reports of ‘rapid gunfire.’
BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on the bridge at the time of the incident, said the van was driven by a man and was “probably travelling at about 50 miles an hour”.
“He swerved right round me and then hit about five or six people. He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind,” Ms Jones told the BBC News Channel.
Five or six people were being treated for injuries after the vehicle mounted the pavement and hit them, she said.
“I’d say there are about four severely injured people. They all have paramedics assisting them at the moment.”
She said the van, which was travelling from the direction of central London, headed towards the south side of the river.
Ms Jones later reported seeing a man being arrested by police. She said he was handcuffed and had his shirt off.
She said a French woman was among the injured and who told her she did not know where the two people who had been with her were.
According to UK-based Daily Mail, British Transport Police have said there are a number of casualties due to the incident possibly involving a vehicle and a knife in London Bridge.
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