>> We started to hear gunshots, and we didn't know what happened at first.>> The emerging picture of panic on the streets of Central London, Saturday. Eyewitnesses describing the moment attackers struck, killing seven people.>> They told us to run very, very fast. We were able to hear the gunshots very, very close to us.
So we started to run very fast because we didn't know that the gunshots were from the police or from where.>> A van careered into people on London Bridge Saturday. Suspected militants leaping out. Attacking passersby in Borough Market.>> I'm Reuters Jake Agris reporting from Borough Market. On Saturday evening this was a busy night spot.
But that changed in just seconds, as people ran for their lives from attackers armed with knives. Now this Central London location is a crime scene with forensic work ongoing behind me.>>
cording to police, they fired 50 shots killing three suspects. And hitting a member of the public.
As the instant unfolded Carolina, a mother of two visiting London, ran to her hotel before police told her it wasn't safe.>> We started to run again from the streets, all the streets until I don't know where and we stopped after walking for about 10 or 15 minutes.
>> Raids have since taken place in Barking in connection with the attack. 12 arrests initially made by police, though they say they believe no additional attackers are at large. British Prime Minister Theresa May has said enough is enough. That may mean a change in Britain's counterterrorism strategy. May already calling for beefed up law enforcement measures, including longer sentences for some offenses.
>> Last night, our country->> The attacks come after a massive bombing in Manchester, though the government says they don't think they're directly linked. The impact of Saturday's events are still raw here. Over 20 people are considered in critical condition. But amidst the sorrow, stories of defiance. Eyewitnesses recount people rushing to the attackers armed with tables and chairs.
One reportedly calling them cowards. As the UK faced its third attack in recent months.