EXPLOSION (?) AND SHOTS FIRED OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT IN LONDON - UPDATED AT BOTTOM OF POST
Shots fired outside Parliament. Loud explosion then shooting. Man lying shot outside gates to Parliament. Gun shots outside, Frightening.— Christopher Hope (@christopherhope) March 22, 2017
Man receiving medical attention outside Westminster Hall. I heard loud explosion on Westminster bridge. Public running away— Christopher Hope (@christopherhope) March 22, 2017
Christopher Hope is the Chief Political Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph.
From the BBC:
A police officer has also told the BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg that someone has been shot outside Portcullis House.Portcullis House is the official office building for members of the UK Parliament.
BREAKING: Two shot as knifeman mows down five people at Parliament in LondonTWO people have been shot after a car ploughed into a group of people outside the parliament
building in London.
A man with a knife has been seen within the confines of the Palace, eyewitnesses said.
Parliament has been placed on lockdown with MPs locked inside. Metropolitan police have said they are aware of a large incident unfolding in Westminster. Reports suggest that 12 people have been injured.
Aerial footage shows Westminster Bridge after an incident where a police officer was stabbed while stopping an assailant pic.twitter.com/hbooELo1g0— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 22, 2017
UPDATE 2:00 p.m. EST via Fox News: Per Scotland Yard briefing 4 dead including a police officer. Twenty or more injured many critically. Single assailant who was shot is alive and under heavy guard.
UPDATE 2:20 p.m. -- Sky News reporting now that the four dead include the attacker.
First picture of attacker. British police are treating this as a terrorist incident. Not workplace violence or a man caused disaster...