London ‘terror attack’: Everything we know about major incident in London Bridge, Vauxhall and Borough Market (UPDATE)

Major alert as car attack, gunfire and stabbings reported at three locations across the capital

It is believed there are three separate incidents at London Bridge, Borough Market and Vauxhall involving a car attack, gunfire and alleged stabbings.

Armed police placed London Bridge on lockdown, while officers raced to the scene of reported stabbings in Borough Market and a further incident Vauxhall.

Five or six people are believed to have been mowed down by a white van on the bridge just before 10.30pm on Saturday evening.

Witnesses who were enjoying nights out in pubs and bars in the area were warned to barricade themselves indoors, while people on the streets surrounding London Bridge began to run for their lives.

Multiple stabbings are believed to have been carried out inside the Southwark Tavern and on Southwark Street near Borough Market.

Officials have warned people to avoid the area and London Bridge station has been closed.

Terrifying footage from the scene showed police vehicles surrounding the bridge while officers shout “Clear the scene now!”

Will Heaven, who was in an Uber passing London Bridge minutes after the incident, told Sky News: “It was about 10 past 10. I was in the back of an Uber cab driving south over London Bridge.

“Suddenly on the left hand side on the bridge there was somebody down on the pavement with a small crowd around them, clearly concerned. I thought someone had collapsed.

“We drove a little further over the bridge. There was another person in the road itself. The penny dropped that something quite serious was happening.

“The traffic came to a standstill. The Uber driver said something bad is happening here. We could hear sirens coming.

“A driver of a black cab said there has been a terrorist attack. They saw there were numerous people in the road. A second cab driver said there has been a series of stabbings”.

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Holly Jones, a BBC reporter at the bridge when the incident happened, said a van had swerved off the road into a crowd of pedestrians.

“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.

“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.

I’d say there are about four severely injured people. They all have paramedics assisting them at the moment.”

A group of people at a pub nearby told BBC News that they have been told to stay inside and described people “running everywhere”.

The group said the incident seemed to be on the south side of London Bridge and that they had seen police escorting people away from the scene.

Another passer-by who witnessed the aftermath of the incident, told BBC News it was “pandemonium” as crowds made their way down Southwark Street away from the scene.

He said: “I started to see dozens of people walking and running away, clearly distraught. Mostly young people, many of them in tears.

“Men walking in an almost zombiefied state, in shock.

“It appears there was a stabbing at the same time. There were gun shots, people heard multiple gun shots, at least 12 shots.

“I’ve spoken to multiple witnesses who said they have seen at least three people lying on the ground.”

According to reports, the emergency response time was just two minutes.

Another witness Giovanni told BBC News: “I was walking towards London Bridge with my friends after leaving a pub.

“My friends started running. I heard my friend say: ‘What’s happening, what’s happening, there are people on the ground. Everything looks so awful.’

“My friend said ‘there is a van, there is a van.’

“We thought maybe there was a fight or something outside. And then there were almost hundreds of people coming inside.

“The bouncers did a really good job, they shut the doors and locked everyone in.

“There was panic – it seemed like it was literally outside the door.

“People were coming inside and saying they had witnessed people being stabbed.

“They had seen and witnessed people being stabbed.

“It seemed like it was happening immediately outside the entrance.”

There are reports of a number of casualties as a result of an incident that possibly involved a vehicle and a knife in London Bridge, British Transport Police said.

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    Kathy Griffin fired by CNN Breaking news

    Finally…. Someone in the Main Steam Media is being held back accountable.

    Kathy Griffin got herself into hot water when she took pictures and video cutting off the fake head of a mock President Trump.

    (We are not showing the photos in question as it disrespects the office if the president, and it’s no better than sharing ISIS photos.)

    Kathy Griffin who helps host New year’s Eve on CNN apologized for the pictures.

    Stay tuned for more Breaking News on this story.

    CAIR Has Feelings hurt by Texas sheriff warning of Islamic jihadists

    After the Manchester terror attack in which 22 people were killed and 59 injured, a Texas sheriff urged the citizens under his watch to “pay attention” to what is happening in Europe, because the ideology behind the threat to the continent is active in the United States as well.

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    While many citizens of Denton County, north of Dallas, expressed appreciation for the warning by Sheriff Tracy Murphree, an Islamic group that regards itself as “moderate,” casting its role in the U.S. as a defender of the civil rights of Muslims, expressed outrage, noted author Robert Spencer on his Jihad Watch blog.

    The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a statement calling on Murphree “to reaffirm his pledge, and that of his officers, to serve and protect all Denton County residents regardless of their faith, ethnicity or national origin.”

    “We are concerned that someone obligated to provide equal justice for all holds such inaccurate, stereotypical and divisive views,” said CAIR-DFW Civil Rights Director Nikiya Natale.

    CAIR, regarded by the FBI as a front group for Hamas, was named by the Justice Department as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-funding case and desginated by a Gulf Arab state as a terrorist organization.

    Murphree posted his exhortation on Facebook Monday night.

    “Pay attention to what you see in Manchester England tonight. Pay attention to what is happening in Europe. This is what happens when you disarm your citizens. When you open your borders without the proper vetting,” he wrote.

    The sheriff warned against allowing “political correctness to dictate how you respond to an enemy that wants to kill you.”

    He said the left “tells us we must submit and accept these radical beliefs and bend over backwards to make sure we don’t hurt anybody’s feelings.”

    “Folks this is an enemy hell bent on killing you. Committed to forcing you to convert or die. This enemy will strap bombs to their own body and blow themselves up killing children. I’m sick of it. You better wake up America. While you are distracted by the media and the crying of the left, Islamic Jihadist are among us and want to kill you,” Murphree wrote.

    “What will it take? This happening at a concert in Dallas or a school in Denton County? If we don’t do something quick this country will die of political correctness and the fear that someone’s feelings may be hurt. It may very well be too late for Europe.”

    Murphree told the local NBC affiliate he stands behind his Facebook post.

    “We need to be realistic about the world we live in,” he said.

    Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer commented that CAIR’s response “is extremely odd, since ostensibly CAIR is a ‘moderate’ group that rejects all the acts committed by Muslims that Murphree enumerates as ‘extremism’ stemming from a ‘hijacking’ of the Islamic faith.”

    “Isn’t Hamas-linked CAIR against saying ‘convert or die’ to infidels, and treating women as property, and killing gays and women and Christians with impunity? Apparently not,” said Spencer.

    According to evidence entered in the Hamas terror-financing case, CAIR was founded by figures associated with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, the worldwide movement that has stated its intent to transform the U.S. into an Islamic state. The Justice Department later designated CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in the case. More than a dozen CAIR leaders have been charged or convicted of terrorism-related crimes.

    An FBI chart obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request shows connections between CAIR and Hamas.

     

    BREAKING : New Declassified Docs Prove James Comey Lied to Congress

    Just a mere 3 weeks ago when President Trump told reporters “Comey committed atrocities” and the lying mainstream media suddenly did a 180 degree turn and pretended Comey was clean as a whistle just to contradict Trump?

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    Well, new declassified documents are proving President Trump’s prognosis to be accurate.

    The drama unfolding between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump’s administration may have just taken an interesting turn.

    Just weeks after Comey was fired by the president, declassified documents have now shown that Comey and the FBI may have repeatedly broken the law by improperly receiving and sharing intelligence from surveillance conducted on American citizens.

    Even worse, there is evidence that Comey knew about these violations, but did little to stop them and hid the abuses from Congress.

    According to Circa News, a property of the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the powerful but secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court outlined its concerns about the FBI in a series of rulings. Those rulings have now been declassified, and reveal hundreds of privacy violations during Comey’s time at the bureau, according to Circa.

    The court, which hears applications for warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, had information that could stun many Americans.

    “The behavior the FBI admitted to a FISA judge just last month ranged from illegally sharing raw intelligence with unauthorized third parties to accessing intercepted attorney-client privileged communications without proper oversight the bureau promised was in place years ago,” Circa reported.

    The court’s own documents back up this claim.

    “The Court is nonetheless concerned about the FBI’s apparent disregard of minimization rules and whether the FBI is engaging in similar disclosures of raw … information that have not been reported,” stated a court ruling from April of this year.

    In other words, the court responsible for overseeing the FBI’s spy activities suspected that even more abuses had been committed but covered up.

    The bureau is normally not allowed to spy on Americans without a warrant, or send and receive unauthorized intelligence that it knows was conducted on citizens within the U.S.

    Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act permits surveillance on U.S. citizens who are communicating with foreigners, as long as strict rules are followed. However, declassified documents show that the FBI under Comey often knowingly broke those rules, according to Circa.

    “We found several instances in which the FBI acquired communications on the same day that the NSA determined through analysis of intercepted communications that the person was in the United States,” explained a FISA report obtained by Circa News.

    If the reports of constant violations are in fact accurate, James Comey may have lied to Congress.

    During recent testimony before being fired by Trump, Comey stated that his agency only conducted surveillance on U.S. citizens when it was “lawfully collected, carefully overseen and checked.”

    The documents reported by Circa News paint a different picture.

    This new information suggests that Comey was either incompetent at keeping the bureau within the law, or actively allowed illegal activity to continue under his watch.