1 DEAD IN ATTACK NEAR
Several people injured in suspected terror attack
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.