Armed police opened fire and shot an intruder inside the grounds of the Houses of Parliament today after a car skittled into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, leaving at least 12 people splayed across the ground. Pedestrians and cyclists were hit by the 4x4 vehicle on the bridge before the man, said to have been Asian-looking and in his 40s, then smashed the car into railings outside Parliament
He jumped a gate and ran through into the front yard of the compound apparently waving a knife, before being shot by a police officer. Two people were seen being treated on the ground in New Palace Yard amid shouts and screams. An air ambulancelanded in Parliament Square and a regular ambulance came in through the front gates as medics rushed to help the injured people.
At least two people are dead after a terror attacker brought carnage to central London today, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before attacking police with a knife in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.
At least 10 people were been hit by a vehicle on the bridge after a 4x4 drove into pedestrians and cyclists before crashing into the gates of Parliament.
An intruder, described by a witness as 'middle-aged and Asian', then managed to break into the grounds of the Parliament and stabbed a police officer before he was shot and injured. The policeman is feared to have since died.
An hour after the attack, paramedics removed a man, thought to be the attacker, from the scene after extensive CPR. Another body appeared to have been left on the ground covered by a red blanket.
A doctor at St Thomas' Hospital has said one woman has died and a number of others have been hurt - including some with 'catastrophic' injuries.
Prime Minister Theresa May is said to have been bundled into a car by a plain-clothes police officer and driven quickly from the scene as the attack unfolded. She will chair a meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee tonight.
Scotland Yard said the attack, which comes a year to the day after the terrorist atrocities in Brussels, is being treated 'as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise'.
A police officer was stabbed by a knifeman before the attacker was shot by other officers outside Parliament today. The suspected terrorist had driven a 4x4 across Westminster Bridge, ploughing down and seriously injuring pedestrians
A man, believed to be the attacker, is put on the stretcher and wheeled into an ambulance inside the grounds of Parliament
A knife was seen on the cobbles in front of Parliament after the attacker was shot by armed police protecting the building
Emergency services at the scene outside the Palace of Westminster after a policeman was stabbed this afternoon
Emergency teams were seen carrying out CPR inside the palace grounds in New Palace Yard, the main thoroughfare in and out of Parliament
There were disturbing scenes on Westminster Bridge where around a dozen pedestrians were knocked down by the car
Members of the public rushed to help a man run down after the vehicle mounted the pavement on Westminster Bridge
A woman lies severely injured at a postcard stall opposite Big Ben this afternoon following the horrific terror attack
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