Fri. 12:30 p.m.: London mayor says no one else wanted over stabbings

Police apprehend a man in an street on the south side of London Bridge in London, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. British police say several people have stabbed near to London Bridge, and a man has been detained. The news came after witnesses reported hearing gunshots in the area. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

LONDON (AP) – London Mayor Sadiq Khan says police are not looking for anyone else in the stabbings that took place early today near London Bridge.

Khan says a number of people were wounded in the incident and that some of the injuries are serious. He did not offer a figure, but said it was important to allow the families of those who were hurt some privacy.

The mayor commended the “breathtaking heroism” of the members of public who intervened in the incident, running toward the suspect. The man was later shot dead by police.

Police say the stabbings and shooting at London Bridge have been declared a “terrorist incident” and that a man was shot dead.

The Metropolitan Police’s Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu says the suspect who died was wearing a hoax explosive vest.

Police have said several people were stabbed, though it was not immediately clear how many people were hurt nor the extent of their injuries. Basu did not address the number of injured in his statement Friday.


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