London is in an uproar as a police officer was stabbed and dozens of people were run over outside of the Parliament building Wednesday morning. At this point it is reported that four have been killed and more than 20 have been injured.
London police arrived at the Parliament building after getting reports at 10:40 AM of gunfire and a vehicle crashing into the crowd at Westminster Bridge near the building. An assailant was shot by the police after he stabbed an officer. It is still unclear whether others were involved in this attack as well.
The London police are currently treating this as an act of terror, tweeting out:
One of the witnesses of the aftermath was Radoslaw Sikorski, former Polish foreign minister and a senior fellow at the Harvard Centre for European Studies. He told BBC,
“[I] heard what I thought was just a collision and then I looked through the window of the taxi and someone down, obviously in great distress. Then I saw a second person down, and I started filming, then I saw three more people down, one of them bleeding profusely.”
He said that as he drove by, he saw at least five people down.
Sky News talked with a witness who was on a bus crossing the bridge at the time of the incident:
“I saw a car go out of control and go into pedestrians on the bridge … We saw people lying on the floor, injured obviously. I saw 10 people maybe.”
Another witness (Jayne Wilkinson) told Telegraph,
“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.”
Parliament is on lockdown and a spokesperson has let media know that Prime Minister Theresa May is safe.
David Lidington, Conservative Party politician and leader of the House of Commons, has confirmed that a man was shot by the police outside of the building. He also commented that there are “reports of further violent incidents in the vicinity.”
HYPELINE News will keep you updated as more is discovered about this attack.
(H/T: Fox News)