London Bridge locked down after man shot and killed: British police

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>> Connell: BREAKING NEWS IS COMING TO US FROM LONDON WE'RE JUST HEARING OF REPORTS LONDON BRIDGE HAS BEEN LOCKED DOWN POLICE MAY HAVE SHOT A SUSPECT, BENJAMIN HALL LIVE IN THE LONDON NEWSROOM MONITORING THE SITUATION WHAT DO WE KNOW? >> GOOD MORNING THIS NEWS JUST BREAKING IN THE LAST HALF HOUR OR SO

THE METROPOLITAN POLICE CONFIRMING A MAN HAS BEEN SHOT AND KILLED ON LONDON BRIDGE THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING IT ARE UNCLEAR AT THE MOMENT BUT EYEWITNESSES SAY THERE WAS A MAN BEING RESTRAINED BY OFFICERS ON THAT BRIDGE SHORTLY AFTERWARDS GUNSHOTS WERE HEARD AND THAT MAN NOW CONFIRMED TO BE DEAD ARMED OFFICERS SWARMING OVER THE BRIDGE IT HAS BEEN EVACUATED ON BOTH SIDES TRAFFIC IN THE WHOLE AREA HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN

THIS IS BEING TREATED AS A MAJOR INCIDENT NOT CLEAR IF IT IS CRIMINAL OR TERRORISM BUT CERTAINLY THE METROPOLITAN POLICE TAKING NO CHANCES AT ALL A MAN ON LONDON BRIDGE CONFIRMED SHOT AND KILLED THIS IS THE SITE BACK IN 2017 OF A MAJOR TERROR ATTACK HERE IN LONDON

EVER SINCE THEN POLICE HAVE PICKED UP SECURITY ON BRIDGES LIKE THIS AS A RESULT THERE ARE POLICE UP AND DOWN IT SO THAT'S WHAT WE KNOW AT THE MOMENT A MAN SHOT AND KILLED ON LONDON BRIDGE WHETHER IT'S TERRORISM OR CRIMINAL WE JUST DON'T KNOW AT THIS POINT

THAT PART OF LONDON CERTAINLY BEING SHUT DOWN COMPLETELY AT THE MOMENT AND ARMED OFFICERS ON SCENE >> Connell: WE DON'T KNOW HOW IT BEGAN AND WHETHER ANY OF THE SHOOTING WAS DONE BY THE MAN HIMSELF OR WHETHER IT WAS JUST THE POLICE WE DON'T KNOW ANY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES ABOUT HOW IT STARTED? >> EYEWITNESS REPORTS SUGGEST THERE WAS A FIGHT ON THE BRIDGE THERE HAVE BEEN SOME REPORTS ON SKY NEWS THERE WAS A MAN ATTACKING PEOPLE WITH A KNIFE UNCONFIRMED

MEDIA ARE REPORTING IT OVER HERE AND IT LED QUICKLY TO SHOTS BEING FIRED AND THIS MAN BEING KILLED WHEN WE FIRST HEARD ABOUT THIS INCIDENT TO WHEN THAT NEWS — CONFIRMATION THAT A MAN HAD BEEN KILLED WAS A MATTER OF 20 MINUTES VERY FAST POLICE RESPONSE THAT WILL COME DOWN TO THE PREPARATION BY POLICE PARTICULARLY ON BRIDGES LIKE THAT IN SUCH SENSITIVE AREAS >> Connell: WE'LL BE BACK TO YOU

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