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Armed police stormed London Bridge today as the emergency services were called amid reports of shots being fired.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman told Mail Online: “We are currently dealing with an incident at London Bridge. Please stand by for updates.”

The London Ambulance Service said it had crews at the scene. Various social media users have reported hearing gunshots from London Bridge.

One video shows what appears to be police pulling equipment out of a vehicle nearby. Those in the video can be heard saying: “They’ve actually got guns out.”

BBC correspondent John McManus told BBC News that he had heard several gun shots on London Bridge.

“Just a few minutes ago I was walking across London Bridge on the south bank to the north bank of the bridge,” he said.

“There appeared to be a fight going on on the other side of the bridge, with several men attacking one man.”

Police are ‘in the early stages of dealing with an incident at London Bridge’, officers said.

The report also said: “Armed police allegedly shot dead a man brandishing a knife on London Bridge as crowds were seen running away from the scene.