London Bridge attack: What happened? – BBC Newsnight

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Two members of the public have died in a stabbing attack at London Bridge, in which police shot dead the suspect.
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A further three were injured in the attack – declared a terrorist incident – and are being treated in hospital.

The suspect, who died at the scene, was wearing what is believed to have been a hoax explosive device, police said.

Videos on social media appear to show passers-by holding down a man. An officer arrives, seems to indicate to the group to move, and fires a shot.

Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said the attack began at Fishmonger’s Hall on London Bridge, with police called to the incident just before 14:00.

Kirsty Wark speaks to Sir Mark Rowley, Assistant Commissioner for Metropolitan Police Service, 2014-18, and the former national lead on counter terrorism.

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