Police are treating the shooting at the UK Houses of Parliament in London, which led to a police officer being stabbed and several others injured, as a ‘terrorist incident’ until further notice.
The attacker is reported to have mowed down several pedestrians as he drove a grey Hyundai car across Westminster Bridge before crashing it into railings.
He is then reported to have run through the gates of the Palace of Westminster and stabbed a police officer before being shot armed police at the Houses of Parliament.
Eyewitnesses said he was shot by police as he approached a second officer clutching his knife
Police have confirmed that they are treating the situation as a “terrorist incident” until further notice.
Both the House of Commons and Lords are now in lockdown, as is nearby St Thomas’s hospital.
The public have been urged to avoid the area and Westminster Underground station is closed.
Prime Minister Theresa May was seen being ushered into a silver Jaguar in the grounds of the Palace of Westminster as what sounded like gunfire rang out at around 14:45 GMT, with a Downing Street source confirming the prime minster was “OK”.