Cop Stabbed Outside UK Parliament, People Hit by SUV in 'Terrorist Incident'
UPDATE: Scotland Yard said Wednesday afternoon that four people died and at least 20 were injured. The dead include the police officer who was stabbed and the attacker who was shot by an officer. Police said there was one attacker, but the investigation is continuing into the terrorist incident.
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Two people have died after a terror incident that saw a police officer stabbed and as many as a dozen people reportedly run over outside London's Parliament building on Wednesday., according to reports.
London police were called to the Parliament building at around 2:40 p.m. local time (10:40 a.m. EST) after reports of a vehicle crashing into a crowd at Westminster Bridge near Britain's parliament.
Witnesses say the alleged assailant then stabbed a police officer before he was shot down. The assailant's status is unclear.
A car on Westminster Bridge has just mowed down at least 5 people. pic.twitter.com/tdCR9I0NgJ
— Radosław Sikorski (@sikorskiradek) March 22, 2017
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) March 22, 2017
BREAKING: A car has driven into the railings of parliament. MPs panicking in the underground. pic.twitter.com/goQD2ctKce
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) March 22, 2017
Lidington said the Parliament complex is in lockdown. Journalists at the Parliament building said they were told to stay in their offices.
London police said on Twitter they are treating the attack as a "terrorist incident" until they know otherwise.
Incident in #Westminster: We are treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) March 22, 2017
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Twitter that President Trump had been briefed on the ongoing situation.
.@POTUS has been briefed on the situation in the U.K. Continuing to monitor and update
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) March 22, 2017
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