Terrorism strikes Westminster

Stuff reports:

The British Parliament is in lockdown after a police officer was stabbed and witnesses reported seeing a car hit a number of pedestrians in a serious and still unfolding incident in central London. 

London’s Metropolitan Police confirmed an incident at Westminster Bridge, outside the British parliament, on Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time) which they are treating as a “firearms incident”.

UK Commons Leader David Lidington has told MPs a “police officer has been stabbed” and the “alleged assailant was shot by armed police” following a “serious” incident within the parliamentary estate.

Terrible news. Hopefully there are no fatalities amongst the pedestrians or the Police.

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