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Several people reportedly stabbed in London Bridge attack, alleged perpetrator shot

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Shelby Talcott, DCNF

Several people were stabbed Friday near the London Bridge in England and a man has been detained regarding the incident, according to police.

Officers responded to the area after reports of “a stabbing.” Witnesses nearby said they heard gunshots, and Sky News reported that police shot the alleged stabberaccording to The Associated Press. Police have not confirmed that the man had been shot.

“A man has been detained by police. We believe a number of people have been injured,” police said, according to the AP.

Earlier Friday, the Metropolitan Police force tweeted it was “dealing with an incident at London Bridge.” A BBC reporter also said he heard gunshots, backing up witnesses reports.

Video footage showed police aiming their weapons at a person on the ground, NBC News confirmed.

“We have now declared a major incident and have a number of crews at the scene in London Bridge,” London Ambulance Service tweeted.

This post is breaking and will be updated.

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