UPDATE: London Bridge on lockdown, two dead

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A police officer guards a cordon after an incident near London Bridge in London, Britain June 4, 2017.

LOS ANGELES - At least two people are dead and another four injured in London after a van plowed into pedestrians on busy London Bridge late Saturday night. Gunfire at Borough Market has also been confirmed by police, as has a third incident in the Vauxhall area. It is currently unclear which incident resulted in the two fatalities.

 

 British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn described incidents in central London as "brutal and shocking" after reports that a van ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge and that there were multiple stabbings in the nearby Borough Market area.

"My thoughts are with the victims and their families. Thank you to the emergency services," Corbyn said on Twitter.

 

Britain holds a national election on Thursday. Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a security meeting on Sunday. 

The BBC reported that some people may also have been stabbed after the intentional bridge attack, which sent scores of bystanders fleeing for safety and shut down at least two busy subway stations. Three suspects were being sought by police, the BBC said.

Government officials are monitoring the crash on London Bridge but have not yet issued any statement on whether terrorism is suspected.

The public is being warned to stay away from London Bridge and the surrounding areas.

 

The Metropolitan Police confirmed they were responding to multiple incidents throughout London on Twitter.

The series of attacks come less than a week before Britons go to the polls to elect a new government.

President Donald Trump offered America’s support to the U.K. on Twitter in a series of tweets.

The attacks come less than two weeks after the deadly suicide bombing at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. In the immediate aftermath of the suicide bombing, the British government raised the nation’s terrorism threat level to “critical,” meaning that further attacks could be imminent. But a few days later, officials lowered it back down a notch to “severe.”

The  benefit concert venue  is on high alert, but is still scheduled to take place on Sunday.