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29 Nov 2019 | 02:47 PM UTC

UK: Two dead following London stabbing incident November 29 /update 3

Two people killed in London stabbing incident on November 29; investigations ongoing

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Event

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick announced that two people were killed as a result of the stabbing incident in London on Friday, November 29. An additional three people were wounded in the attack, which began at Fishmonger's Hall on London Bridge around 14:00 (local time). The assailant, who was wearing a hoax explosive device, was reportedly subdued by members of the public until security forces arrived at the scene. The attacker was later shot and killed by police. Investigations into the incident are ongoing.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in London over the near term amid ongoing investigations. Associated disruptions, such as road closures and public transport delays, are to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in London are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.