Sev­eral peo­ple in­jured in sus­pected ter­ror at­tack

New Straits Times - - World -


ONE woman has died and other peo­ple are be­ing treated for “cat­a­strophic” in­juries af­ter an at­tack near Par­lia­ment yes­ter­day, Bri­tish news agency Press As­so­ci­a­tion re­ported, cit­ing a ju­nior doc­tor at a cen­tral Lon­don hos­pi­tal.

A po­lice­man was stabbed, an as­sailant shot and sev­eral peo­ple in­jured in what po­lice said was a ter­ror­ist in­ci­dent.

Re­porters inside the build­ing heard loud bangs and shortly af­ter­wards a pho­tog­ra­pher said he saw a dozen peo­ple in­jured on West­min­ster Bridge, next to Par­lia­ment. The num­ber of ca­su­al­ties was un­clear.

“Of­fi­cers — in­clud­ing firearms of­fi­cers — re­main on the scene and we are treat­ing this as a ter­ror­ist in­ci­dent un­til we know oth­er­wise,” Lon­don’s Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice said in a state­ment.

The House of Com­mons, which was in ses­sion at the time, was sus­pended and law­mak­ers were asked to stay inside.

Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May was safe af­ter the in­ci­dent, a spokesman for her of­fice said.

He de­clined to say where May was when the at­tack took place.

The leader of the House, David Lid­ing­ton, said in the cham­ber that an as­sailant who stabbed a po­lice­man had been shot by po­lice.

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