London Bridge Closed because of Terrorist Attack

Metropolitan Police have closed down London Bridge because of a massive incident. Police are not ruling out terrorism as the details seems to be flowing in.

Reports are coming in from the Daily Star, Huffington Post, and other local sources, but it would appear that a white passenger van plowed into pedestrians. The first report says between 15-20 people were affected, but reports are still rolling in as we get more details.

London’s transport authority said London Bridge station had been closed at the request of the police.

Also, one of our favorite locations in London – the Borough Market – has been the scene of a stabbing in which at least two people at a restaurant in the market have been injured.

Stay tuned as more information comes in. This seems to be a lot like the Westminster Bridge incident a few months back where 5 people were killed and over 50 people were injured. If you didn’t hear about that, the Telegraph has a great post about that.

London Bridge

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I’ve got to say that this isn’t going to affect our travel plans one bit. Many people, friends and family included, say that we should always change our travel plans once terrorism attacks occur. Honestly, I think that living in fear is the the way that terrorists win.

There are electronics bans

There are travel bans

There are liquid bans

But still these things happen. There’s no place that terrorism can’t happen, so why should we be afraid to go somewhere. It could happen in the US, the UK, France, Somalia, Japan, anywhere.

Travel should be something that brings cultures together from all over the world, not separating them and moving them apart. In the next 6 months we’ve got 4 international trips, 8 domestic trips, and we’re not slowing down, and you shouldn’t either.

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Author: Jon Nickel-D'Andrea

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  1. I don’t change plans due to terrorism except to stay out of the way of police, etc. I also prefer not to blog about terrorism events either to give them publicity.

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