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Another terrorist attack in UK? Van plows through crowd of people on London bridge

Emergency services arrive at the scene near Borough market at London Bridge on June 3, 2017 in London, England. Police have responded to reports of a van hitting pedestrians on London Bridge in central London. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

It appears there has been another terrorist attack in the United Kingdom.

Just weeks after a suicide bomber attacked a crowded concert in Manchester that resulted in 22 deaths and more than 100 other injured concert-goers, a van reportedly plowed through a crowd of people on the London Bridge Saturday night. Initial reports indicate that the occupants of the van then exited the vehicle and began stabbing pedestrians.

BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on the bridge and witnessed the attack occur, said that she witnessed the van, which she said was traveling approximately 50 miles per hour, strike 15-20 people.

"A white van driver came speeding – probably about 50mph – veered of the road into the crowds of people who were walking along the pavement," she told BBC News, according to the Guardian.

"He swerved right round me and then hit about five or six people. He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind," she explained. "I’d say there are about four severely injured people. They all have paramedics assisting them at the moment."

Jones did not describe witnessing any stabbings.

According to London Metropolitan Police, officers also responded to a second incident located at the Borough Market, which is located at one end of the London Bridge.

Witnesses describe hearing "heavy gunfire" at the scene, according to the Mirror UK.

More from the Sun UK:

Eye witnesses confirm that several bodies are “strewn on the ground” and people are receiving CPR after being randomly stabbed by “two to three men armed 12 inch long knives.”

A bomb squad has reportedly arrived on the scene.

Casualties were seen being taken away from Tito’s restaurant on London Bridge Street with blood on the steps of the eatery.

In horrifying footage taken from the scene, police can be heard shouting “clear the area, now” while screaming people can be seen running in fear for their lives.

One terrified woman said she was at a restaurant and police swarmed on the area.

She said police were firing weapons. “We had to run,” “There was loads of shooting.”

The attack occurred during the 10 p.m. hour in London.

Reports also indicate that a bomb squad is on the scene, though there are no reports of any explosions. It's not yet clear if any arrests have been made.

British Prime Minister Theresa May is reportedly aware of the situation.

The Associated Press reported just before 7 p.m. EST that police are now responding to a third incident in a different part of London.

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