London police report two incidents near London Bridge

London police report two incidents near London Bridge
Posted at 5:54 PM, Jun 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-03 14:45:08-04

(RNN) - Police responded to what they called an "incident" at London Bridge and soon after reported an incident at Borough Market, a few blocks away.

Several pedestrians were run over by a van in London on Saturday, according to local media reports.

An eyewitness told CNN he saw a van drive down the bridge at a high rate of speed, swerving toward pedestrians.

Reports say more than a dozen people were injured.

Video from the scene shows people being evacuated

The current London Bridge opened in 1973 and is made of concrete and steel. It replaced a 19th-century stone-arched bridge that was relocated to Lake Havasu, AZ.

England has been under heightened alert since a bomb was detonated at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester almost two weeks ago.

Grande is scheduled to perform a benefit concert for victims of that bombing Sunday.

In March, a knife-wielding man plowed a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge and later stabbed a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. The assailant and four other people were killed, and 40 others were injured. 

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