As of now, a police officer has been stabbed and four people stuck by a car on Westminster Bridge. The subject was shot by police. The vehicle crashed into parliament square striking more people the attacker left the vehicle and stabbed a police officer. Another armed Police Officer fired several shots and did strike the attacker. Here is the most updated information provided by CNN:
-Houses of Parliament, roads and Westminster underground station on lockdown.
-Images show a car crashed into the perimeter fence of Parliament.
-Members of Parliament locked in, told to stay away from windows.
-Police were called at 2:40 pm after reports of a firearms incident.
-Air ambulance at the scene to remove casualties.
It seems that a police officer has been stabbed, that the alleged assailant was shot by armed police,” House leader David Lidington told MPs.
He confirmed that a serious incident had taken place “within the estate.”
“An air ambulance is currently attending the scene to remove the casualties. There are also reports of further violent incidents in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster but I hope colleagues on all sides will appreciate that it’d be wrong of me to go into further details here until we have confirmation from the police and from the House security authorities about what is going on.”
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SkyNews from London reports what happened on Westminster bridge:
An attacker driving a grey Hyundai i40 reportedly hit pedestrians on the pavement before crashing his vehicle into railings and then running through the gates of the Palace of Westminster and stabbing a policeman.
The attacker was then shot by police who are treating the dramatic events as terrorism.
Richard Tyse said: “I came out of Westminster tube station which was being locked down behind me (by police). I was ushered onto Westminster Bridge and looked onto the west pavement of the bridge and literally north to south.
“I must have counted 8-10 prostrate figures on the ground.
“I understand a car had driven along the pavement knocking people over and that’s why many people were lying on the ground.”
He added: “The whole length of the bridge there were people on the ground who had clearly been injured.”
He described seeing “grey and black vehicles arriving with special forces in masks. Pretty dramatic scenes.”
Here are images some are distressing:
A car on Westminster Bridge has just mowed down at least 5 people. pic.twitter.com/tdCR9I0NgJ
— Radosław Sikorski (@sikorskiradek) March 22, 2017
****Update**** 12:41PM EST
Two people have been confirmed dead, others are being treated for catastrophic injuries.