Brave bystanders who bundled ‘terror-attack knifeman’ to the ground

The heroes of London Bridge: Brave bystander wrestles blade off knife maniac after six stop him in his tracks and bundle him to the ground

  • Video recorded from bus passengers shows a group wrestling a man on the floor
  • Six people were filmed fighting the man in his tracks and removing a large knife
  • Armed police were then seen taking a close up shot, causing mass panic  

Brave bystanders bundled a knifeman to the ground on London Bridge today before disarming him and fleeing as police open fired.

At least one person has been killed in a suspected terror attack after the knifeman  allegedly started attacking people and was then shot by police, witnesses said. 

Dramatic footage shows what appears to be a struggle on the floor before an armed police officer unloads a series of round at the alleged knifeman lying on the floor.

Video filmed at the scene shows at least four people struggling with a man at London Bridge

A man can be seen holding a knife (circled) on London Bridge during the incident today

A man can be seen holding a knife (circled) on London Bridge during the incident today

London Bridge remains on lockdown following the incident this afternoon as dozens of police officers, detectives, anti-terror squad chiefs and specialist firearms units rushed to the scene.

A Met Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called at 1.58pm to a stabbing at premises near to London Bridge. Emergency services attended, including officers from the Met and City of London Police. 

Witnesses said there appeared to be a scuffle on the southern side of the bridge with several men attacking another man at about 2pm this afternoon, and police said they were responding ‘as though it is terror-related’. 

Onlooker Zack Shooter said police almost knocked him over as they ran towards the incident, adding: ‘Then loads of cars with sirens all rushed past me at full speed.’   

Police evacuated London Bridge station and the surrounding area. A cordon was set up at Borough Market while evacuation continued from shops and businesses.

The response from officers led scores of people to run down St Thomas’ Street. Police said they were treating the evacuation of the area surrounding Borough Market as a ‘major incident.’ 

Station staff at Monument claimed five people have been injured in the London Bridge knife attack. The Tube station has been closed off as armed police investigate.

Staff working for News UK, whose offices are by London Bridge station, reported being held in their building as police dealt with the incident.