Twelve people have been arrested after a van driven by three armed terrorists mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge late Saturday, according to London’s Metropolitan Police. At least 7 people have died, and all three attackers were shot dead by police at the scene. See photos.
“Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command have this morning, Sunday 4 June, arrested 12 people in Barking, east London, in connection with last night’s incidents in London Bridge and the Borough Market area,” authorities said in a statement. “Searches of a number of addresses in Barking are continuing.”
Approximately 50 people were hurt in the attack, some with life-threatening injuries, which means more victims may die.
A British Transport Police officer and an off-duty Met Police official were injured in the attack but are expected to live. Asking for the public’s help with the investigation, police are now warning Londoners to “remain calm but vigilant”.
Saturday’s attack came just days before U.K. voters elect members of parliament on June 8 and weeks after a suicide bomber killed more than 20 people at a concert in Manchester.
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