London Bridge closed amid reports of car mowing down crowd

Police cars in the area of London Bridge after an incident in central London

Police said they received reports of a vehicle striking pedestrians on London Bridge around 10:08 p.m.

London Ambulance Service says its taken atleast 20 people to hospitals following the incident. Police and the BBC report that two people entered a restaurant at the market, one of the oldest in the United Kingdom, and stabbed at least two people.

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the incidents involving a vehicle and reported stabbings in London "is being treated as a potential act of terrorism".

It's unclear how many injuries and casualties have occurred, or at which locations, although the BBC has reported there are multiple fatalities.

In the incident at Borough Market, a nearby area that houses many food stalls and pubs and is popular with tourists, Metropolitan police said armed officers had been sent to the area after reports of stabbings at a restaurant. Police said they also responded to a stabbing in Vauxhall, two miles south of London Bridge, but that it was unconnected to the attacks.

"The incident at #Vauxhall is a stabbing and is not connect to the incidents at #LondonBridge & #BoroughMarket".

The BBC reports police are searching for three potentially armed suspects.

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Prime Minister Theresa May said she was being updated by officials on the "fast-moving" situation, adding: "I can confirm that the bad incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism".

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a statement advising "any affected U.S. citizens who need assistance to contact the U.S. Embassy in London and follow Department of State guidance".

- London Bridge was closed in both directions.

US President Donald Trump has also tweeted condolences and support.

Britain's official terror threat had recently been lowered from "critical" after a bombing killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

"We were in an Uber (taxi) going towards London Bridge and suddenly we saw people running".

It slammed into several people - knocking one person about 20 feet into the air, he said.

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Here is what we know following the incident at London Bridge.

"He swerved right 'round me and then hit about five or six people". "Police officers were shouting: 'Get out of here, you need to go!' I heard at least eight rounds of gunshots, but I'm not sure who was shooting". "It looked to me that the van was aiming at the people".

Another witness told Sky News gunfire was heard.

Witnesses report several people being treated on the footpath outside the market and police quickly evacuated the area, with some people walking away with their hands on their heads.

The police were urging the public to run to a place of safety, or hide if they can not.

London ambulance also tweeted to avoid the area of London Bridge.

In March, a British convert to Islam ran down people with a vehicle on Westminster Bridge, killing four, then stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament. Five people were killed, including the attacker, and at least 40 people were injured.

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