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.
LONDON, UK. (THECOUNT) — London police are investigating after a six-year-old boy was thrown from the 10th-floor viewing platform at the Tate Modern Gallery, in Bankside, London, UK, on Sunday.
A 17-year-old male was restrained by a group of bystanders immediately after the incident, according to reports.
The city’s Metropolitan Police said they wanted to speak to anyone who has witnessed the “truly shocking incident” or saw a man whose behavior in or near the gallery “seemed out of place, suspicious or worrying” early afternoon on Sunday.
Officers said a teenager who had no connection to the victim was arrested Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder. He was arrested by police shortly after.
“It would have been incredibly distressing to watch, and it may be that you left Tate Modern very quickly after,” Detective Chief Inspector John Massey, who is investigating the incident, said in a statement on Monday, reports WFMZ.
“It may be that this is something which has only just come back to you. If so, please still make that call to the investigation team,” he added.
The gallery is described as a Modern-art gallery with international works on display, plus a cafe with panoramic river views.
LONDON, UK. (THECOUNT) — Prince Harry, aka, the Duke of Sussex, was caught on video advising his bride, Meghan Markle, to square off, as she stood in front of him on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colour last Saturday.
Meghan, 37, is seen standing in front of Harry, 34, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as the Duchess turns her back to speak to her him. That prompted Harry to utter a few brief orders to stand at attention.
Harry also pulled a few frustrated facial maneuvers during the process, one of which, did not seem to delight the Duchess.
The exchange sparked widespread speculation on social media over what was said. Analyzing the footage (seen), lip reading expert Jacqui Press concluded Prince Harry said to Meghan, ‘yes, that’s right’ when she looked at him the first time, before adding: ‘Turn around… Look,’ when she turned back to him a short time later. The exchange came moments before the start of the national anthem, according to DailyNews on Friday.
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Geo quick fact: 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.
LONDON, ENG. (THECOUNT) — Reports out of the United Kingdom Saturday are saying a fan, identified only as “Ali,” died as a result of falling while in the mosh pit area at a Bring Me The Horizon concert Friday night in Alexandra Palace in London, UK.
In a since-deleted tweet, Griffin Dickinson, vocalist of Shvpes, wrote:
“Last night at a BMTH show I saw a kid die. He was carried out by 3 dudes & paramedics tried to resuscitate him to no avail. Please please please look out for people around you.”
“Please please please look out for people around you. Don’t leave it up for someone else. If someone looks unwell, CHECK on them. In any situation, on a tube, at a gig, whatever. I feel like British ‘awkwardness’ gets in the way of helping people. Don’t be afraid to call an ambulance. Don’t act like it ain’t your business. ACT on it. Rest in peace to that dude. Thoughts are with his family [right now].” Continue reading →
A vehicle has hit pedestrians in London and there are “a number of casualties being worked on at the scene,” according to authorities. New reports say the pedestrians were leaving the area after attending services at a Muslim Welfare House Mosque on Seven Sisters Road.
London’s Metropolitan Police said it was called just after midnight to an incident on Seven Sisters Road.
“There has been one person arrested. Inquiries continue. More information will be released when confirmed,” police said in a statement.
Singer Phil Collins has been treated for a severe gash near his eye that required stitches after being rushed to the hospital over taking a fall in his London hotel room.
Reps for the singer said in a statement that concerts planned for London’s Royal Albert Hall Thursday and Friday night have been postponed ironically until fall.
The 66-year-old former Genesis star, who suffers from a gait abnormality after a back operation, tripped over a chair in the middle of the night. He was given stitches for the cut on his head and will be kept under observation for 24 hours. ap
Collins is expected to continue his comeback tour in Cologne, Germany, on Sunday before performing at British Summer Time Hyde Park on June 30.
Rumors are swirling on social media that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may be dead after a raid on his residence at the Embassy in Ecuador.
Assange’s death rumors were prompted by three mysterious tweets emanating from the official WikiLeaks Twitter account. The tweets contained what some are calling a “dead man’s switch,” a unique 64-digit code used to activate an emergency contingency plan.
A dead man’s switch is a device that activates when certain requirements are not met. In the most mundane sense of the term, it is used in machinery as a deactivation mechanism if the operator becomes incapacitated. Continue reading →
While Monster Squad may not have been a big box office hit, it was a signature staple of the 80’s. Thanks to the ever popular VHS tape, Monster Squad was able to develop a huge fan base that would solidify this as a totally awesome “cult classic.”
Ahhh I remember it like it was yesterday, roaming the halls of school only to hear words like “bogus” – “band aide breath” – “wolfman’s got nards” and “bitchin’.”
After watching Monster Squad not only was I a fan but I thought every old man in my neighborhood was “scary German guy” and I checked under my bed for like a year. Yes, I like thousands of other girls thought we were going to lose our virginity to Rudy in the backseat of a car. Continue reading →
NBC’s cameras caught Michael Phelps while preparing for his match in the ready room on Monday night.
Hood up, headphones on and laser-beam engaged.. Chad le Clos, you have been warned..
Phelps’ has an ongoing rivalry with le Clos, who once said, “Michael Phelps has been talking about how slow the butterfly events have been recently. I just did a time he hasn’t done in four years. So, he can keep quiet now.” Continue reading →