House of Commons in lockdown over firearms and hit and run attack as one woman is pronounced dead
SEVERAL PEOPLE have been injured after being struck by a car and involved in a firearms incident today (22 March) at the House of Commons near Westminster Bridge.
Eyewitnesses told media and police that they had witnessed a man with a knife attacking police officers at the Commons gate before being shot. One police officer has been stabbed in the incident at about 2.45pm.
A Times and AP photographer reported on the scene that he had seen at almost a dozen people injured outside the building.
UK Parliament on lockdown following serious firearms incident. Suspect seen w knife. Many staff members still inside but report being safe https://t.co/sVekO1kYZo
— Robert J Somynne (@RobertJSomynne) March 22, 2017
Currently, it is believed that two people have been shot outside the Parliament in London along with a police officer injured by stabbing.
Scotland Yard said it was called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge amid reports of several people injured.
There have also been reports of a car on Westminster Bridge having been responsible for knocking down several people.
One woman has been pronounced dead by medical staff on the scene according to the AP news agency.
Picture courtesy of @westicles69
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