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A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, in what police are treating as a terrorist incident. – BBC

A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, in what police are treating as a terrorist incident. Commons Leader David Lidington told MPs the "alleged assailant was shot by armed

A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, in what police are treating as a terrorist incident.

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. A Downing Street source said Prime Minister Theresa May was “OK”.

Prime Minister Theresa May was seen being ushered into a silver Jaguar car as what sounded like gunfire rang out at Parliament during the incident.

Staff inside Parliament were told to stay inside their offices.

Tom Peck, political editor for the Independent, tweeted: “There was a loud bang. Screams. Commotion. Then the sound of gunshots. Armed police everywhere.”

Press Association political editor Andrew Woodcock witnessed the scenes unfolding from his office window overlooking New Palace Yard.

“I heard shouts and screams from outside and looked out, and there was a group of maybe 40 or 50 people running round the corner from Bridge Street into Parliament Square.

“They appeared to be running away from something.

“As the group arrived at the Carriage Gates, where policemen are posted at the security entrance, a man suddenly ran out of the crowd and into the yard.

“He seemed to be holding up a long kitchen knife.

“I heard what sounded like shots – I think about three of them – and then the next thing I knew there were two people lying on the ground and others running to help them.

“Armed police were quickly on the scene and I heard them shouting to people to get out of the yard.”

‘Mowed down’

An eye witness, Radoslaw Sikorski, a senior fellow at Harvard’s Centre for European Studies, posted a video to Twitter showing people lying injured in the road on Westminster Bridge.

He wrote: “A car on Westminster Bridge has just mowed down at least 5 people.”

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, and buses diverted.

Mr Lidington said: “It seems that a police officer has been stabbed, that the alleged assailant was shot by armed police.

“An air ambulance is currently attending the scene to remove the casualties.

“There are also reports of further violent incidents in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster but I hope colleagues on all sides will appreciate that it’d be wrong of me to go into further details until we have confirmation from the police and from the House security authorities about what is going on.”

Parliament shooting: Police officer ‘stabbed’

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  • Biniam March 22, 2017

    Muslim jihadi terrorists causing all sorts of mayhem every where in our peaceful and civilized world. This is what is awaiting for poor Eritrea if we are not very vigilant and watchful with the Muslim jihadi followers in Eritrea.
    Why don’t these ignorant headless muslim extremists immigrant to other evil muslim planet and kill each other instead of killing innocent ordinary people, what do they gain by inflicting so much damage and pain on innocents? You never hear or see them causing problems in their evil Saudi Arabia hell or other Arab country!

    • k.tewolde March 22, 2017

      I can tell you can read and write in English Biniam,however, where do you get your news feed? from the agazi gazette? Have you ever heard of places called Aleppo,Raqqa,Mosul,Palmyra…….? and what do you call those gun totting African conquistadors who are pushing their own innocent citizens out of their homes into oblivion? or they are not Africans,they are the blue blooded Agazis? Fact check,think before you jot down something or go back to school and do some serious homework.

      • k.tewolde March 22, 2017

        In conclusion- terrorism in any shape or form or venue committed by Nuredin,Woldai,Chang,Weiseman or Smith against soft target and innocent people is cowardice,barbaric and unacceptable.

        • adhanom March 24, 2017

          K. Tewelde
          U are right teror is terror regardless who commutes it. But how do u deal with it? If it is mainly comming from gebray, should not u ban gebray from entering ur country and watch the other gebray who is already inside the country?

          • Ghirmay March 25, 2017

            Why are you talking about Ghebray when the terrorist is your moslem Mohammed? Remember the London criminal terrorist was a moslem called Khalid Masood and not Christian Ghebray! We have to watch all Mohammeds already in Eritrea or coming into Eritrea as all gebrays are law abiding peace loving people.
            K.Tewelde must also be your partner in crimes as with evil ELF.

    • Adulis March 25, 2017

      the attacker was a British born named as Brian ajo, 52 years old. why his picture was not displayed.

  • Teclay March 23, 2017

    A car as a bomb —What a madness ???
    It was In 1807 François Isaac de Rivaz designed the first car powered by an internal combustion engine (before 200 years )….Imagine ,just imagine–What would have said the intelligent Francois,had he heard that his car has been used by the idiotic jihadists to kill innocent ppl including children,only for the sake of 72 virgins…This idiotic Jihadist is going to claim 72*4=288 virgins.

  • adhanom March 23, 2017

    Sheltering refugees, feeding them is always good but National security should come first i think. It may be imposible to stop all kinds of terror but reducing them is wise and no one should feel discriminated against when certain measures are taken with legal boundries.

    • Ghirmay March 24, 2017

      Why are you still being a coward and hypocrite changing your nicks from Mohammed to adhanom, andom, Sol and etc when we all know that you are a Saho moslem?
      Simply, what are you really hiding from and why all this childish and cowardice acts? Pay some respect to assenna readers intelligence and tolerance. WHY, WHY all the urges!!

      • k.tewolde March 25, 2017

        Ghirmay,you are the one who is insulting Assena’s readers by representing them to your level of intelligence and view,speak for yourself.Your comment speaks for itself ‘….all gebrays are law abiding and peace loving people’ Isn’t gebray killing and maiming tesfay,Isn’t warsay terrorizing,bulldozing,rounding and spying on kahsay? what do you call that Ghirmay? Family feud?

        • k.tewolde March 25, 2017

          In conclusion- innocent people are dying everyday in dungeons in Eritrea,mangled by barrel bombs in Syria,mowed down in streets by weaponized cars in Europe or sprayed with bullets in the pulpit in north Carolina.Terrorism is an abberation of the human mind whether it is state sponsored or inspired.If you need some more definition of the word Ghirmay,I suggest you looked up in Websters dictionary.

        • Ghirmay March 25, 2017

          K.Tewelde, did your Arab ELF masters and sponsors NOT teach you about moslem’s terrorism Jihad missions at their madrassas? May be as an outcast and half cast foot soldier they didn’t trust you enough to pass the evil formulas of terrorist destruction!!
          However, better late than never, just look it up in your half cast ELF Jihad’s booklet and would send you back to your old and savage killing fields, bloodshed, destruction, cattle and village burning barbarian Islamic era. We are not impressed or amazed by your new found fake wisdom.

          • k.tewolde March 27, 2017

            Ghirmay you don’t argue the you? I don’t blame you but the people who made you.I am patient ,I will wait to hear from you after your emancipation,for now I arrest my case.

      • adhanom March 26, 2017

        Ur feeble rotten brain is filled with mad girmay. When i said, girmay i did not mean a christian but did not exclude it either. If gebray is eritrean, then it would mean higdef or girmay. If gebray is moslem then it would be all moslem radicals from arab countries. If gebray is nagerian he would be boko haram, etc.

        • awet March 27, 2017

          Girmay must be alooser higdefite in his 70 ties or 80 ties with one of his leg in his grave. We have not seen elf. We do not know where they are and live let alone to label them as terorrists. All we know is higdef who have been torturing us for 3 decades who are now in their 70 ties and dying one by one everyday with their shameful crime history.

          • k.tewolde March 28, 2017

            ‘….We haven’t seen elf.We don’t know where they are…’ this post liberation statement says it all, ‘All we know is higdef……..’ I don’t expect Ghirmay to understand the depth of this outlook,but it will be the ground where the seed of the future Eritrea will germinate.

  • yohana March 27, 2017

    I think higdef will blame The present predicament it created on the 22nd century generation