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  • The Metropolitan Police say a man has been detained on the number of people injured after a stabbing at London Bridge in the heart of the capital.

  • London Ambulance service has declared a major incident.

  • A BBC reporter at the scene says he saw a struggle between a group of men and heard shots being fired.

  • The bridge was being sealed off on.

  • Members of the public are being directed away from the area.

  • Emergency services are at the scene.

  • We can show you some off the latest images sent into us now by someone who works nearby.

  • They show people running across the bridge in panic.

  • As you might expect.

  • Reuters, a reputable news agency, is saying that they understand that somebody has Bean stabbed in the area on that Police have, as Andy More, our correspondent was saying, have detained a suspect.

  • Other reports are suggesting they have shot a suspect.

  • Let's talk now to someone who is in the area.

  • Thomas Dunford.

  • Thanks so much for joining us here on BBC news at Mr Dunford.

  • What can you see at the moment?

  • Well, we've just been moved.

  • So I was on 55 King William Street, which overlooks the bridge.

  • So I saw two bodies get dragged from the bridge.

  • One guy was getting resuscitated, but my understanding, I think, passed away a sheet over him.

  • But you know that right from the building just down toward our bridge on.

  • Then I just seen five on the territory.

  • Will ban uh, June part.

  • It's worth therefore rewinding.

  • We understand this incident started to involved unfold just before two o'clock this afternoon local time here in London.

  • Where were you at that point?

  • At that point, I was in my office.

  • I saw ever been outside my office in terms of the peace plan.

  • Then I saw the bodies get checked out to on police.

  • Running towards London was done on, I think Brit Brit.

  • Sure we had gunshots, right?

  • Because I was going to ask you what?

  • What you thought you might have heard?

  • We did speak to another eyewitness a little earlier Who thought that they had heard as many as seven or eight shots?

  • Does that sound similar to your experience?

  • Way?

  • Yes.

  • On then emergency services Very quickly on the scene.

  • We know.

  • The London Ambulance Service has declared a major incident on and people ushered off the bridge very quickly.

  • What was the mood like, where people fairly calm Or, uh what people Rather more panicking, Uh, panicky.

  • I mean, those people in the cafe, off farm, a jays and a first aid closed all the doors within the peace, open the doors and made everybody sort of spring cow.

  • I'm all at once was very panicky, but by well, they got everybody out of the area pretty quick.

  • Thomas, we're looking as you speak at a new image that you've sent into us, which I assume you filmed on your phone.

  • Can you just exact explain to us exactly where that is in relation to the bridge from that image?

  • If you were to go to the left, that London bridge.

  • Right.

  • So that's pretty much looking at the end of month.

  • And when did you take this photograph?

  • When did you take this film?

  • Um And so if you were to look at the scene now, does it still look like that?

  • I've been Usher have been evacuated from the from the area now, so I'm now about average, right?

  • Yes.

  • You said on when you say you were ushered away from the area.

  • What was that by the police?

  • And if so, what did they say to you?

  • So they communicated with the receptionist downstairs in my office to get a bus that we needed to evacuate the building.

  • And then we got down sprint, right?

  • Okay, well, look, it must be it must be Roll the frightening Do stay in touch with this.

  • But for now, Thomas dumping.

  • Thanks so much for getting in touch with us.

  • Let's talk now to Mike King.

  • No, let's talk in the Meanwhile, we wait to talk to my king, who I also think is in the area.

  • Let's bring in our correspondent Andy Moore, who is sitting with me watching these pictures onder keeping abreast of any developments.

  • What are you seeing in hearing Andy?

  • So, first of all, the official information for the Metropolitan Police, it's worth repeating.

  • They were called to an incident a 1 58 They said it involved a stabbing.

  • They say several people have been injured and they talk about a man being detained London Ambulance service, saying they've declared a major incident.

  • So I'm looking through lots of eyewitness video from from the scene now I'm looking at some some other video, which shows what appears to be a member of the public.

  • As I said, Somebody in civilian clothes.

  • For all we know, it may be a police officer who who's in civilian clothes.

  • We just don't know, but appears to be a member of the public, wrestling with a man on the floor.

  • The men on the floor appears to be dressed in black clothes, appears to be bearded.

  • The member of the public who's who's wrestling with him is pulled off on.

  • Then the police fire a number of shots, so it is worth remembering.

  • Here we go.

  • Sorry, Weaken.

  • See some of that of video now exactly what I was talking about.

  • So I mean, it was our correspondent John McManus, who said it appeared to be a fight.

  • We can see the member of public being pulled off.

  • Then it's just after this that the man is shot and then you can see Yes, we're seeing it again.

  • So that member the public see there is being pulled off.

  • Men on the ground of them were not showing, obviously the moment of shooting.

  • But then the man is shot on disabled.

  • And after that it's interesting that the armed police stand back some distance.

  • They don't administer any first aid to the men on the ground.

  • They're obviously concerned that there may be explosives on the man.

  • There may be some further danger.

  • This hasn't officially being declared a terrorist incident, but it's worth remembering.

  • This is on London Bridge.

  • The scene of the terrorist incident in 2017 which involved stabbings, which involved the terrorists being shot, said there are some elements that are certainly similar.

  • Okay, Andy more.

The Metropolitan Police say a man has been detained on the number of people injured after a stabbing at London Bridge in the heart of the capital.

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