Van strikes multiple pedestrians; unconfirmed reports of gunfire and bodies surface in apparent terrorist attack

(June 3, 2017)

Local Police have closed the London Bridge after a van hit several pedestrians at the iconic landmark Saturday night. Witnesses told BBC that the van left the road and struck several people walking nearby. Witnesses also reported that armed authorities have arrived at the scene, along with unconfirmed reports of gunfire and stabbings.

Images filled with emergency vehicles at the site almost immediately began populating social media feeds across Europe and the United States. The hashtag #LondonBridge began to dominate Twitter only moments after the incident, a testimony to the influence of first-person digital reporting during such emergencies.

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