Sat. Dec 3rd, 2022

A member of the public got caught in police crossfire as officers fired an ‘unprecedented 50 rounds of bullets’ at attackers near London Bridge they thought were wearing suicide vests.

Police responded within eight minutes of getting the call of last night’s terror attack, and Mark Rowley Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations in the Metropolitan Police Service revealed this afternoon eight of his officers fired the bullets, saying it was a necessary course of action.

Member of Public Caught in Police Crossfire as Officers Fired 'unprecedented 50 rounds of Bullets' at London Attackers

One of the bullets are said to have hit a bystander in the head and the incident is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. (mailonline)

Member of Public Caught in Police Crossfire as Officers Fired 'unprecedented 50 rounds of Bullets' at London Attackers

Seven people have been killed in a terror attack in central London in which three assailants were shot dead by police, Scotland Yard has said. A white van hit several pedestrians on London Bridge at about 22:00 BST last night before apparently crashing into railings.
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Three men then left the vehicle and stabbed a number of people in Borough Market, south of the bridge, an area known for its restaurants and bars. Armed officers confronted and shot the suspects within eight minutes. London Ambulance Service said 48 people have been taken to five hospitals.
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One of the injured is an officer from British Transport Police who was stabbed after responding to the incident. His condition is serious, but not life-threatening.

The incident is the third terror attack in the UK in three months following the car and knife attack in Westminster in March, which left five people dead, and the Manchester bombing less than two weeks ago, in which 22 people were killed.

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