Police shot an assailant who stabbed an officer inside London’s Parliament complex on Wednesday. At least four people have died, including the attacker and stabbed the officer, said Mark Rowley, assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. He said that at least another 20 were injured.A doctor says a woman has died and about a dozen hurt after a car hit pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, near the British Parliament. Police say they are also treating a gun and knife incident “as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise.”
The attacker, who has died, was a “middle-aged” black or Asian man who was spotted running into the Westminster Palace grounds with an eight-inch knife. The man was shot after a crowd of people were mowed down by what was thought to be a 4×4 car on Westminster Bridge. The driver then got out of the vehicle following the attack and managed to break into the grounds of the Houses of Parliament before stabbing a policeman, who later died of his injuries.
“I just saw a car go out of control and just go into pedestrians on the bridge,” eyewitness Bernadette Kerrigan told Sky News. She was on a tour bus on the bridge at the time.
“As we were going across the bridge, we saw people lying on the floor, they were obviously injured. I saw about 10 people maybe. And then the emergency services started to arrive. Everyone was just running everywhere.”