Bishopsgate stabbed Londoners and commuters have been left horrified after a knife attack in broad daylight in central London today.
Police and paramedics dashed to the scene and three people have been hospitalized following the incident.
Mayor Sadiq Khan has said the incident was “a reminder of the dangers of carrying a knife”.
Three people were stabbed and one was pushed. According to the evidence, the attack happened when someone tried to take the phone away. It prompted a massive response from emergency services and shocked city officials and visitors.
Where was the attack?
The attack took place on Bishopsgate Street near Liverpool Street station in London. It took place outside the 22 Bishopsgate skyscraper, which is the second tallest building in England after the Shard in London. There is now a police chain under the supervision of the City of London Police.
The stabbing happened this morning, (Thursday, October 6) at just before 10 am. Police were alerted at 9.46 am and officers arrived at the scene at 9.51 am.
One onlooker said: “I was working across the road from where it happened, and when I went to get a coffee, I saw the commotion.
“There were ambulances and police everywhere – it looked like a real bloodbath. They’re saying the stabbing happened after bystanders challenged a bike thief – I’m just hoping the victims pull through.”
The City of London police force said at 10.19 am on Twitter: “We are aware of an incident this morning on Bishopsgate. Our officers are at the scene and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) is in attendance. A cordon is currently in place.”
People are talking about this incident on Twitter. We are embedding some tweets from Twitter.