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Shots Fired Outside House of Commons (UK Parliament Building)


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From The Guardian live report

What we know so far

  • There have been two serious incidents near the British parliament.
  • A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, Commons Leader David Lidington has said.
  • The alleged assailant was shot by armed police following a “serious” incident.
  • There are further reports of a car driving into a number of people on Westminster Bridge, before driving into the railings of the Palace of Westminster.
  • According to reports as many as 12 people could have been involved. People are being treated at the scene. 
  • Westminster is currently in lockdown with MPs told to remain in the main chamber or in their offices.
  • Scotland Yard said it was called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge amid reports of several people injured.
  • Transport for London said Westminster underground station has been shut at the police’s request.
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3 minutes ago, SirBalon said:

How did an attacker or anyone get past inicial security at Parliament Palace grounds? O.o

 
 
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Witnesses have described seeing a middle-aged man carrying a knife and running towards the Palace of Westminster...

Jayne Wilkinson said: "We were taking photos of Big Ben and we saw all the people running towards us, and then there was an Asian guy in about his 40s carrying a knife about seven or eight inches long.

"And then there were three shots fired, and then we crossed the road and looked over. The man was on the floor with blood.

"He had a lightweight jacket on, dark trousers and a shirt.

"He was running through those gates, towards Parliament, and the police were chasing him."

 

 

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Just now, Cicero said:

ISIS?

no confirmation and not much speculation about it to be honest. 

Not much being said about the attacker on BBC news, anyway. How it should be. Don't give them any air-time. Just hope the victims are okay and that there's no further deaths. 

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2 minutes ago, Toony said:

There's all these people giving eye-witness reports and they all completely contradict each other.

on BBC i've heard very similar stories to be honest. not that many contradictions, if at all. gotta take in to account that they're from different perspectives i.e. some from inside parliament or some on Westminster Bridge so bound to have different views.

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1 minute ago, Romesh said:

on BBC i've heard very similar stories to be honest. not that many contradictions, if at all. gotta take in to account that they're from different perspectives i.e. some from inside parliament or some on Westminster Bridge so bound to have different views.

Some people are saying there was a body in the river and some aren't and some are saying they heard gunshots on others are saying they didn't.

Regardless of what people are saying, seeing something like this happen in real life must be galling in the extreme.

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