A knife-wielding Muslim terrorist was shot by armed police in the grounds of Parliament today after pedestrians were mowed down on Westminster Bridge.
Three people were murdered after a Muslim terrorist brought carnage to central London today, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before attacking police with a knife in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.
Twenty people were hit by a vehicle on the bridge after a Muslim terrorist in a 4×4 drove into pedestrians and cyclists before crashing into the gates of Parliament.
A ‘middle-aged Asian’ Muslim terrorist then managed to break into the grounds of the Houses of Parliament and stabbed a police officer before he was shot and eliminated.
Injured people were seen on the floor outside Parliament and the Palace was placed on an immediate lock down.
Prime Minister Theresa May is said to have been bundled into a car by a plain-clothes police officer and driven quickly from the scene.
Commons Leader David Lidington told MPs a ‘police officer has been stabbed’ and the ‘alleged assailant was shot by armed police’ following a ‘serious’ incident within the parliamentary estate.
Witness 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.’
Her partner David Turner added: ‘There was a stampede of people running out. You saw the people and you thought ‘what the hell is going on’.’
After the incident, Radoslaw Sikorski posted a video to Twitter purporting to show people lying injured in the road on Westminster Bridge.
People outside the palace could be seen running from the scene when the shots were heard.
An eye witness said that a car was seen to mow down five people on Westminster Bridge.
Police are then believed to have shot a man who tried to enter the Parliamentary Estate.
The terror attack comes weeks after it was revealed that UK security services have foiled 13 potential attacks in less than four years, while counter-terrorism units are running more than 500 investigations at any time.
The official threat level for international terrorism has stood at severe, meaning an attack is ‘highly likely’, for more than two years.
It is currently known that:
- One woman was killed on Westminster Bridge after a number of pedestrians were mowed down by a car.
- It is believed a second person was killed in the attack on the bridge.
- Another woman ended up in the Thames and was treated for serious injuries after being pulled from the water.
- A group of French schoolchildren were among those targeted on the bridge.
- The Muslim terrorist jumped out the car and fatally stabbed a police officer in the grounds of the Palace of Westminster.
- The terrorist was shot and eliminated moments later by another officer.
- Police are treating the terror attack as a terrorist attack.
- Prime Minister Theresa May will be chairing a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee.