LONDON, UK. (THECOUNT) — A number of people have been injured in a stabbing incident at London Bridge, according to Metropolitan Police.

A suspect has been detained, according to local reports.


The London Ambulance Service said a number of crews were at the scene and a major incident had been declared.

“Police were called at 1:58 p.m. to a stabbing at premises near to London Bridge,” the force said.

Images and video on social media show emergency vehicles on the bridge, and onlookers reported hearing what sounded like gunshots at the scene, reports ABCActionNews.

Jinnat Ui Hasan told CNN he was in a meeting in a building near the incident when he heard “more than five” gunshots.

Elsewhere, Steve Beer, 26, told CNN that his place of work which overlooks the bridge was in lockdown.

Police earlier told CNN it was dealing with a “dynamic situation.”


Geo quick facts: London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city – wikipedia.