A video has emerged showing the dramatic moment police entered a bar in London and yelled at terrified pub-goers to “get down” as the UK capital was hit by yet another terror attack.
Police have confirmed six people have been killed and at least 30 injured during the attack.
Three suspects, who were wearing hoax explosive vests, have been shot dead by police.
The incident began to unfold shortly after 10pm when a speeding white van ploughed into people on London Bridge.
Eyewitnesses have said that at least three men then entered the nearby Borough Market where they launched a brutal knife attack on numerous bystanders.
One woman told the Reuters news agency that she saw throats that had been slashed.
Another said the three three men shouted “This is for Allah”.
Dramatic video posted on social media showed armed police charge into one of the bars in the area called Katzenjammers.
James Yates, who posted the video, told BBC News that armed police came into the building and made everyone stay on the floor for about 30 minutes.
He said bar staff initially told everyone to evacuate the area and then sent people back downstairs when it emerged how serious the situation was.
“The police came down, told us all to get on the floor, and just stay there.
“They went through the bar and out of the back. We just stayed in the floor for about half an hour.
“There was one man who said he had been slashed in the face. He was on the street so the attack must have been straight outside where we were.
“The police were yelling, but no one inside the bar was overly stressed and the police were good at making everyone feel safe.”
London mayor Sadiq Khan has called the terrorist attack “deliberate and cowardly”, adding there was “no justification” for the “barbaric acts”.
He said: “We don’t yet know the full details, but this was a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners and visitors to our city enjoying their Saturday night.
“I condemn it in the strongest possible terms. There is no justification whatsoever for such barbaric acts.”