Moment crowd runs in terror after shot fired at London Bridge knifeman

29 November 2019, 16:02

Nick Hardinges

By Nick Hardinges

Video footage shows large crowds of terrified passers-by fleeing from a suspected terror incident at London Bridge.

One man has been shot dead by police after reports several people had been stabbed by a rampaging knifeman.

The suspect was seen wearing a hoax device on the iconic London landmark.

Horrified people were seen running away from the scene in fear after police responded to the incident on London Bridge at 1:58pm.

An eyewitness who was directly across the road has told LBC News that he saw a man being shot by armed officers.

A man named Joe who was in one of the buildings nearby, told LBC News: "We saw loads of police cars heading towards the bridge. And then we saw a man on the ground and police pointing guns at him.

In other footage, police and members of the public can be seen restraining an individual on London Bridge.

Officers were seen firing at the man following reports that a number of people had been stabbed.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed it was being treated as a terror-related matter.

Boris Johnson thanked the response of the emergency services and called it "an appalling incident."

"All my thoughts are with the victims and their families," he said.

Birds-eye video shows the walking wounded being treated by ambulance crews just moments after the event happened.

London Ambulance Service declared it a "major incident" at 2:19pm.

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