A man was shot by the Police on London Bridge after several people were stabbed on Friday, reviving memories of a terror attack two years ago that killed eight.
Scotland Yard said they were treating the situation as “terror-related” as a precautionary measure while the ambulance services declared a “major incident”.
Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel, the interior minister, said she was “very concerned” at events while Prime Minister Boris Johnson cut short a visit to his constituency in northwest London.
According to the footage filmed by eyewitnesses circulating on Twitter showed people surrounding a man on the ground.
One man wearing a coat and tie, retreating from the scene, appeared to be holding a knife in his right hand.
Three armed officers then appeared on the scene and surrounded the scrum. One officer pulled a man away before two shots appeared to be fired
Johnson’s spokesman said the premier was on his way back to his Downing Street office, where he would receive further updates on the incident.
In a brief statement, Johnson thanked the police and all emergency services “for their immediate response”.