Here is a timeline of the incident near London Bridge on Friday afternoon:
- 1:58 p.m. (8:58 a.m. ET): Police are called to a stabbing at premises near London Bridge.
- 2:36 p.m. (9:36 a.m. ET): British Transport Police declare London Bridge is closed; trains are traveling through but not stopping at the station.
- 2:46 p.m. (9:46 a.m. ET): The London Ambulance Service declares "a major incident and have a number of crews at the scene in London Bridge."
- 2:47 p.m. (9:47 a.m. ET): National Rail says no trains will call at London Bridge station until approximately 5 p.m. (12 p.m. ET).
- 3:33 p.m. (10:33 a.m. ET): The Metropolitan Police says the circumstances relating to the incident at London Bridge remain unclear. “However, as a precaution, we are currently responding to this incident as though it is terror-related. One man has been shot by police,” the police tweet.
- 3:55 p.m. (10:55 a.m. ET): The Met update to say a number of people have been stabbed.
- 4:24 p.m. (11:24 a.m. ET): Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu says the force is declaring it "a terrorist incident."