Police Confirm London Bridge Stabbings 'A Terrorist Incident' | MSNBC

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WE BELIEVE THEY’RE APPROACHING WE BELIEVE THEY’RE APPROACHING THE MICROPHONES NOW THE MICROPHONES NOW LET’S TAKE A LISTEN LET’S TAKE A LISTEN >> I CAN CONFIRM THAT AT >> I CAN CONFIRM THAT AT APPROXIMATELY 2:00 P

M TODAY APPROXIMATELY 2:00 PM TODAY FRIDAY, THE 29th OF NOVEMBER, FRIDAY, THE 29th OF NOVEMBER, POLICE WERE CALLED TO A POLICE WERE CALLED TO A ESTABLISHING AT A PREMISE NEAR ESTABLISHING AT A PREMISE NEAR TO LONDON BRIDGE TO LONDON BRIDGE

EMERGENCY SERVICES ATTENDED EMERGENCY SERVICES ATTENDED INCLUDING OFFICERS FROM THE CITY INCLUDING OFFICERS FROM THE CITY OF LONDON POLICE AND THE OF LONDON POLICE AND THE METROPOLITAN POLICE METROPOLITAN POLICE A MALE SUSPECT WAS SHOT BY A MALE SUSPECT WAS SHOT BY SPECIALIST ARMED OFFICERS FROM SPECIALIST ARMED OFFICERS FROM THE CITY OF LONDON POLICE THE CITY OF LONDON POLICE I CAN CONFIRM THE SUSPECT DIED I CAN CONFIRM THE SUSPECT DIED AT THE SCENE

AT THE SCENE A NUMBER OF OTHER PEOPLE A NUMBER OF OTHER PEOPLE RECEIVED INJURIES DURING THIS RECEIVED INJURIES DURING THIS INCIDENT INCIDENT AS SOON AS WE CAN PROVIDE AS SOON AS WE CAN PROVIDE FURTHER UPDATES ON THEIR FURTHER UPDATES ON THEIR CONDITION, WE WILL CONDITION, WE WILL

OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHIES GO OUT OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHIES GO OUT TO EVERYBODY WHO HAS BEEN TO EVERYBODY WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS AND ANXIOUSLY INVOLVED IN THIS AND ANXIOUSLY AWAITING INFORMATION ON THEIR AWAITING INFORMATION ON THEIR LOVED ONES LOVED ONES AS SOON AS WE CAN GET THAT AS SOON AS WE CAN GET THAT INFORMATION, WE WILL GET IT TO INFORMATION, WE WILL GET IT TO YOU YOU AS YOU EXPECT, WE RESPONDED AS AS YOU EXPECT, WE RESPONDED AS THOUGH THIS IS TERRORIST THOUGH THIS IS TERRORIST RELATED

RELATED I’M IN A POSITION TO CONFIRM IT I’M IN A POSITION TO CONFIRM IT HAS BEEN DECLARED A TERRORIST HAS BEEN DECLARED A TERRORIST INCIDENT INCIDENT WE’RE WORKING JOINTLY WITH THE WE’RE WORKING JOINTLY WITH THE CITY OF LONDON POLICE AS WE CITY OF LONDON POLICE AS WE CONTINUE TO RESPOND CONTINUE TO RESPOND

OFFICERS FROM THE MET OFFICERS FROM THE MET COUNTERTERRORISM RESPONSE ARE COUNTERTERRORISM RESPONSE ARE LEADING THE VASE LEADING THE VASE I MUST STRESS WE OBTAIN AN OPEN I MUST STRESS WE OBTAIN AN OPEN MIND AS TO MOTIVE MIND AS TO MOTIVE IT WOULD BE INAPPROPRIATE TO IT WOULD BE INAPPROPRIATE TO SPECULATE FURTHER AT THIS TIME

SPECULATE FURTHER AT THIS TIME DUE TO REPORTS THAT THE SUSPECT DUE TO REPORTS THAT THE SUSPECT MAY HAVE HAD AN EXPLOSIVE MAY HAVE HAD AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE, SPECIALIST OFFICERS ALSO DEVICE, SPECIALIST OFFICERS ALSO ATTENDED THE SCENE AND WIDE ATTENDED THE SCENE AND WIDE CORDONS ARE IN PLACE TO ENSURE CORDONS ARE IN PLACE TO ENSURE THERE REMAINS NO FURTHER DANGER THERE REMAINS NO FURTHER DANGER TO THE PUBLIC TO THE PUBLIC HOWEVER, I CAN CONFIRM AT THIS HOWEVER, I CAN CONFIRM AT THIS TIME, WE BELIEVE A DEVICE THAT TIME, WE BELIEVE A DEVICE THAT WAS STRAPPED TO THE BODY OF THE WAS STRAPPED TO THE BODY OF THE SUSPECT IS A HOAX EXPLOSIVE SUSPECT IS A HOAX EXPLOSIVE DEVICE DEVICE

OFFICERS CONTINUE TO CARRY OUT OFFICERS CONTINUE TO CARRY OUT METICULOUS SEARCHES IN THE AREA METICULOUS SEARCHES IN THE AREA TO ENSURE THERE’S NO OUTSTANDING TO ENSURE THERE’S NO OUTSTANDING THREAT TO THE PUBLIC THREAT TO THE PUBLIC THOSE EXTENSIVE CORDONS WILL THOSE EXTENSIVE CORDONS WILL REPLACE IN PLACE FOR A REPLACE IN PLACE FOR A CONSIDERABLE TIME CONSIDERABLE TIME I WOULD ASK THE PUBLIC, PLEASE I WOULD ASK THE PUBLIC, PLEASE CONTINUE TO AVOID THE AREA

CONTINUE TO AVOID THE AREA PUBLIC SAFETY IS OBVIOUSLY OUR PUBLIC SAFETY IS OBVIOUSLY OUR TOP PRIORITY TOP PRIORITY WE WILL BE ENHANCING POLICE WE WILL BE ENHANCING POLICE PATROLS IN THE CITY AND ACROSS PATROLS IN THE CITY AND ACROSS LONDON LONDON

I WOULD ASK ANYONE WITH I WOULD ASK ANYONE WITH INFORMATION, IMAGE OR FOOTAGE OF INFORMATION, IMAGE OR FOOTAGE OF THE INCIDENT THAT CAN BE SHARED THE INCIDENT THAT CAN BE SHARED WITH OUR INVESTIGATION TEAM TO WITH OUR INVESTIGATION TEAM TO DO SO ON THE UK POLICE IMAGE DO SO ON THE UK POLICE IMAGE APPEAL WEBSITE APPEAL WEBSITE I WOULD ALSO ASK THE PUBLIC TO I WOULD ALSO ASK THE PUBLIC TO CONTINUE TO REMAIN VIGILANT AND CONTINUE TO REMAIN VIGILANT AND REPORT ANY CONCERNS THAT THEY REPORT ANY CONCERNS THAT THEY HAVE TO THE POLICE HAVE TO THE POLICE I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE QUESTIONS I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME

AT THIS TIME THE PRIME MINISTER HAS ASKED FOR

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