Members of the public are held behind a police cordon near London Bridge train station after reports of shots being fired on London Bridge on November 29 in London. (Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)


 

POLICE shot a man this afternoon (29) after a stabbing in the London Bridge area, a security source told Reuters.

Videos and photographs on Twitter showed several police cars and buses on the bridge and a truck straddling several lanes.

A 14-second video clip on Twitter filmed from a high vantage point on the opposite side of the street showed what appeared to be three police officers backing away from a man lying on the pavement.

Two officers are pointing rifles at the man, who can be seen moving slightly. Reuters could not independently verify the footage.

“Police were called at 1:58 p.m. to a stabbing at premises near to London Bridge,” police said in a statement. “A man has been detained by police. We believe a number of people have been injured.”

Witnesses told British media that the police arrived quickly at the scene soon after shots were heard.

It is believed somebody was stabbed in the London Bridge and police have shot a suspect, a security source told Reuters.

A police spokesman said earlier: “It appears somebody has been shot.”

Sky News said a man had been shot dead.

The ambulance service said it had crews at the scene.

London Bridge station was closed.

(Reuters)