The BBC has published the above photo that appears to be of a London Bridge terror attack suspect on the ground with canisters strapped to his body.
The photo came from the Instagram page of a social media user named Gabriele Sciotto moments after coordinated terror attacks struck London Bridge and Borough Market. “One social media user has published a picture of a man on the ground with what appeared to be canisters strapped to his body,” BBC wrote.
Here’s the original photo:
Sciotto also posted photos of people running from the attack.
A photo was also published of another man being arrested in the Vauxhall area of London, although police are now saying that the Vauxhall incident is not related to the coordinated terrorist attacks in London at London Bridge and Borough Market.
London was struck with the multiple terrorist attacks on June 3, and it’s believed that a gang of three men perpetrated them. All three men were killed by police. Seven people died in the attacks, and 48 were injured.
A van plowed into pedestrians on London Bridge, in an attack eerily reminiscent of the earlier assault on Westminster Bridge at UK Parliament. Then, a gang of three men attacked a nearby pub with knives. A possible third incident was reported at Vauxhall, but police later said they don’t think it’s related.
An explosion was also heard on London Bridge, but it’s not clear whether it was a controlled blast.
Total casualty figures are not yet clear, and news reports said that some terrorists were shot by police and others were on the run. According to The Sun, as many as seven people were killed and up to 20 people were injured.
Prime Minister Theresa May said the attacks were suspected terrorism, and President Donald Trump vowed to provide the UK any assistance needed.
Vehicles have increasingly been used in terrorist attacks to cause mayhem, from France to Germany to Great Britain.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for previous attacks, but the influences and identities of the suspects in the June 3 attacks at London Bridge and nearby Borough Market are not yet known. However, BBC and Sky News reported that the terrorists shouted that they were committing the attack for “Allah.”
UK Telegraph called it a “terrorist rampage.” According to the British news site, “London Bridge and Borough Market have been hit in what appears to be two coordinated attacks south of the River Thames. A separate incident at Vauxhall is not connected, police have said.”
Other sites had reported that Vauxhall was being investigated as a possible third attack site.
“Witnesses reported up to 20 people injured. there were also reports of pedestrians being attacked with knives,” reported The Telegraph.
A witness told BBC of the terrorists: “They were running and stabbing everyone.”