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Police Shot And Killed Suspected Terrorists Within Eight Minutes Of Being Called

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Police Shot And Killed Suspected Terrorists Within Eight Minutes Of Being Called

Armed police were on the scene and had shot and killed the three men suspected of carrying out last night's terror attack in London within eight minutes.

Police responded to reports of a van ploughing into pedestrians on London Bridge at 10.08pm. Witnesses described seeing a white van travelling at around 50mph before it swerved into a crowd of people.

The van then continued up the road to Borough High Street, where it crashed into a pub and the attackers jumped out. The attackers then began stabbing and slashing people in bars and restaurants.

Aubrey Reynolds was in a pub called The George just off London Bridge when the attacks happened. He told LADbible: "We were sat in the beer garden, which was about half-full. There was a little pup in there, too, and all of a sudden it started barking.

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"The next thing we knew an armed cop came running in and he was shouting, 'Get out. Run. Terrorist attack.' We were in shock. We just put our drinks down and ran out onto the main street.

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"It was really busy outside and people were just running away from the bridge. As we started running, we heard gun fire behind us. So we just kept running. People who didn't know were walking the other way, we just kept telling them not to go to London Bridge, to go home."

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By 10.16pm, armed officers had arrived at the Wheatsheaf pub, where the suspects were located, and shot the men dead.

The speed with which police were on the scene and in control of the incident, as well as the bravery of the officers involved, has been commended on social media.


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Prime Minister Theresa May also praised the police for their 'great courage and great speed' when dealing with the incident.

Meanwhile, paramedics were treating victims. London Ambulance Service said it had taken at least 48 injured people to six different hospitals in the region.

Seven people have been confirmed dead at this stage, as well as the three suspects.

Sources: Guardian

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: London

Claire Reid
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