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Topic - London UK terrorist attack
Posted: March 22 2017 at 9:31am By Dutch Josh

Summary of the rapidly changing situation, which has taken place on the one year anniversary of the March 2016 Brussels Massacre:

  • An assailant was shot outside the British parliament by armed police, the leader of the House of Commons said on Wednesday after loud bangs were heard and a Reuters photographer saw at least a dozen injured people on a nearby bridge.
  • A four-wheeled drive SUV said to have driven over Westminster Bridge knocking down pedestrians this afternoon, which according to VoA reports have lead to at least five casualties
  • Knifeman then got into the grounds of Parliament where he reportedly stabbed a police officer
  • The 'middle-aged' attacker was then shot by armed officers as the area was cleared by emergency services
  • As SkyNews summarizes the sequence of events, the attacker drove into people on Westminster bridge, drove to Parliament Square, stabbed police officer and was shot by police
  • At least one woman has been reported dead in the parliament attack according to a doctor quoted by the Press Association.
  • The London Police say they are treating the parliament attack as a terror incident.
  • Parliament was suspended and the Prime Minister was rushed from the scene in an unmarked police car
  • The UK Commons leader adds that a man policeman was apparently stabbed and that the assailant has been shot.
  • A parliamentary official earlier said two people had been shot outside parliament and the building was in lockdown. The House of Commons session was suspended and members of parliament who were in the chamber were told to remain there.
  • A Reuters reporter inside the building said medical staff were treating two people inside the gates of the parliamentary estate.

According to the Mail, a knife-wielding attacker was shot by armed police in the grounds of Parliament today after pedestrians were mowed down on Westminster Bridge.