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UK Parliament shooting:Five people dead including cop, attacker; 40 injured; PM May calls emergency meeting

Scotland Yard Said It Was Called To A Firearms Incident On Westminster Bridge Amid Reports Of Several People Injured.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Saurabh Kumar | Updated on: 23 Mar 2017, 07:19:39 AM

New Delhi:

A British police officer was on Wednesday stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, in what police are treating as a “terrorist incident”.

The incident prompted lockdown within the House of Commons chamber. Prime Minister Theresa May was seen being ushered into a car as what sounded like gunfire rang out at Parliament during the incident, the BBC reported.

Commons Leader David Lidington told MPs the “alleged assailant was shot by armed police”. There are also reports of as many as five people being “mowed down” on nearby Westminster Bridge.

MPs said they had heard three or four gunshots. Staff inside Parliament were told to stay inside their offices. 

Transport for London said Westminster underground station has been shut at the police’s request, and buses diverted.

Live Updates -

#11:45 PM

Police say that 4 people dead in London attack including 1 police officer, attacker; 20 injured

#11:28 PM

London attack: The police officer who was stabbed outside UK Parliament has died

#11:02 PM

French PM says French students have been hurt in London attack: AFP

#10:55 PM

India strongly condemns Westminster terrorist incident&condoles loss of life.No place in democracies & civilized societies for terrorism: MEA

#10:45 PM

London attack: British PM Theresa May to hold an emergency security meeting

#10:15 PM

Police is treating the incident as a terror attack, full counter-terrorism investigation under way, 

#9:49 PM

Woman killed, some 'catastrophic' injuries in UK parliament attack: reports

#9:15 PM

UK parliament incident treated as 'terrorist': police

#9:09 PM

We are treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise: Metropolitan Police UK 

#9:04 PM

A European security official says there was increased chatter on jihadi networks Tuesday following the UK’s adoption of an electronics ban aboard flights from certain mostly Muslim countries, reports AP

#9:01 PM

A car mounted the pavement and ploughed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge at around 2.30pm today. A witness said he saw eight to 10 people on the ground.

#8:58 PM 

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# 8:48 PM 

UK Prime Minister spokesman says that PM Theresa May is safe after the attack in parliament

# 8:44 PM 

A leader of House of Commons says that a policeman has been stabbed inside parliament

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First Published : 22 Mar 2017, 08:36:00 PM

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