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UK police treating London Bridge incident as terrorism-related ‘as a precaution’

UK police treating London Bridge incident as terrorism-related ‘as a precaution’
British police are treating the stabbing incident on London Bridge, in which at least one person was reportedly killed, as “terror-related.” This is being done as a precaution, police say, while the full circumstances are unclear.

UPDATE: London Bridge stabbing a terrorist attack, suspect shot dead at scene – counter-terror chief

Police have confirmed that they shot a man while responding to a stabbing on London Bridge earlier on Friday. The first videos of the incident to appear online showed officers pulling a member of the public off a man on the ground, before shooting the apparent suspect.

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One person – who was not the attacker – died in the incident, according to sources cited by Sky News. At least five people are believed to have been stabbed in the area.

London’s ambulance service declared a ‘major incident’ in the area. London Bridge station has been closed, and traffic on the bridge has been shut off in both directions.

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