A man with a hoax device strapped to him has been shot dead by police officers. Video filmed at the scene by an eyewitness showed a man being wrestled to the ground by members of the public on the northern end of the bridge, shortly after police were called to an incident at a nearby premises.
the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said in a news conference on Friday."Two of those injured in this attack in the London Bridge area have tragically lost their lives,"
Officers have not commented further on the motive for the attack near London Bridge, but Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu told a press conference on Friday afternoon that they were enhancing patrols in the area and across the city in response.
The incident comes more than two years after eight people were killed and dozens more wounded in a terror attack at London Bridge.
Lloyd Griffiths, 35, was on a bus on the bridge on Friday as the attack unfolded. He told CNN he saw an altercation as several people tried to wrestle a man with a knife before police intervened.
Griffiths told CNN."I saw a shine on a knife or metal blade, it was startling. It was large blade, it wasn't small, and then I was locked on the bus, people tried to tackle to man trying to fight him, ordinary people jumping out of the car, trying to fight him,"
"Then police ran over with guns, screaming," before shooting the man, Griffiths added. Multiple emergency vehicles quickly arrived on the scene, with many people evacuated from the area.