Alleged assailant shot by police as several injured in related occurrence on Westminster Bridge
Five people have died, including a police officer, and at least 20 beings have been injured in a major terrorist attack outside the Houses of Parliament, the Metropolitan police have confirmed.
Mark Rowley, the head of counter-terrorism at the Met, did a police officer had died after being stabbed by a lone intruder attempting to enter the House of Commons. The doubt was shooting and killed.
Moments earlier, at about 2.40 pm, the attacker drove a vehicle at quicken into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, near assembly, killing two people.
Rowley enunciated at the least 20 people, including three officers, were hurt in the attack on the bridge. A diplomatic informant told Reuters three French students were among the injured.
This is a day weve planned for but hoped would never happen. Sadly its now a reality, Rowley responded. The attack began when a car was driven over Westminster Bridge hitting and disabling a number of members of the public, also including three police officers on their method back from a kudo ceremony.
The car then crashed near to members of parliament and at the least one gentleman forearmed with a spear continued the attack and tried to enter assembly.
Sadly, I can confirm that four people have died. That includes the police officer shielding parliament and one husband we believe to be the attacker, who was shot by a police firearms officer. The men house have been made aware. At least 20 people have been injured. A fifth person was eventually enunciated dead from their injuries.
One woman is believed to have been thrown over the bridge into the river Thames and later plucked alive from the water while another fell on to a hard face below the connection.