2Terror in London
London police have locked down Westminster Palace and the area surrounding the Westminster Bridge this afternoon. One female has been killed and several other people injured, including a police officer who was stabbed, in what authorities are now calling a “terrorist incident.”
Per BBC News, emergency crews sealed off the area around 14:40 GMT after the officer was stabbed at the House of Parliament. Armed police shot his attacker inside the palace gates. In addition, ambulance workers were seen treating victims near Parliament Square after pedestrians were hit by a vehicle.
The Telegraph is reporting that one woman has been pulled out alive from the River Thames, though her condition has not yet been disclosed. Deputy Director of Ambulance Services, Pauline Crammer, issued a short statement on the attack saying in part:
“We can confirm we have treated at least 10 patients on Westminster Bridge and have put a number of hospitals on alert as we continue to respond to this incident.”
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Crammer also pleaded with the public not to call emergency services unless they had a “genuine need” for help. Few details have emerged about the attackers and possible motives, however, pictures being released show…