Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had to turn back from the London Bridge Hospital after police sealed the area following reports of a shooting and a knife attack on Friday afternoon. It is said that Nawaz was scheduled for a medical test there.
According to details, Sharif was on his way to the hospital for a medical scan when an alert was issued by the Metropolitan Police about the incident at London Bridge, where two gunshot had been heard. The London Bridge hospital is less than a mile away from the place of the incident. Sharif had to turn back from the scene and returned to his family apartment Avenfield, Park Lane.
The London Ambulance Service declared the incident a “major incident.” According to the MET police, they were called to a stabbing at a premises near the bridge just before 1400 GMT, they declared that they had detained a man.
The incident sparked panic among pedestrians at the scene, where men and women were seen fleeing the bridge area. The London Transport Authority closed down the London Bridge tube station and bus stop.