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Shots Fired Outside House of Commons (UK Parliament Building)

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apparently a car involved as well targeting pedestrians

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I'm currently locked in the Office. Heard the gunshots and was quickly ushered back upstairs.

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1 minute ago, Storts said:

I'm currently locked in the Office. Heard the gunshots and was quickly ushered back upstairs.

where are you? Stay safe mate.

 

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What I have been told about ten minutes ago when I had an update from the police. Minimum 3 run down on the bridge, one copper shot 2 times in the head, attacker still on the run 

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Apparently First Aiders have stopped treating the police officer who was stabbed.

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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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1 minute ago, HoneyNUFC said:

Reuters have released some pretty graphic pictures, without doubt there is going to be casualties :(

very graphic :( 

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Now been evacuated from the office again because there is a car on the bridge which needs a controlled explosion 


 

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SNP refuse calls to delay today's referendum vote in Holyrood. Insisting politicians must continue debating now... whilst Westminster is under attack and their colleagues are locked in a chamber.

Stay classy.

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sounds like the police acted fairly quickly which is promising as they would have stopped it from being much, much worse. 

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1 woman has died after being run over on the bridge :( 

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

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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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Stay safe you all.

Best wishes to the victims...

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 Terrible state of affairs.

That picture of the person who's jumped off the bridge to avoid the car is devastating. These things are horrendous, and you just never know when they will happen.

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

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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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Sky have just reported two people have passed away.  The aerial image shows more bodies being covered in blankets. Horrible stuff.

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