Several people were stabbed and some are in serious condition, London’s Mayor said. Circumstances remain unclear in the incident UK police called terror related.
A number of the casualties from the London Bridge attack are seriously injured, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said during a press conference on Friday.
“As soon as it’s possible to provide an update on their condition, the Met Police will do so. I’ll ask you all to please respect the privacy of those affected,” Khan said.
Khan also praised heroism from members of the public as the “very best of humanity” after they stepped in to confront the suspect — even though the person was wearing what appeared to be an explosive vest.
“What’s remarkable about the images we’ve seen is the breathtaking heroism of members of the public who literally ran towards danger not knowing what confronted them,” Khan said.
“We do know from the statement given by the Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu that there appears to have been a device on the suspect. Members of the public didn’t realize at the time that was a hoax … they really are the best of us. Another example of the bravery of ordinary Londoners running towards danger, risking their own personal safety to try and save others,” Khan continued.