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Assailant Shot, At Least a Dozen Injured at UK Parliament

Will be interesting to see if this is Islamic or not. 

London – An Assailant was shot outside the British parliament by armed police, the leader of the House of Commons said on Wednesday after loud bangs were heard and a Reuters photographer saw at least a dozen injured people on a nearby bridge.

A parliamentary official earlier said two people had been shot outside parliament and the building was in lockdown. The House of Commons session was suspended and members of parliament who were in the chamber were told to remain there.

Police said they had been called to an incident at Westminster Bridge, officers were on the scene and it was being treated as a firearms incident.

A Reuters reporter inside the building said medical staff were treating two people inside the gates of the parliamentary estate.

Nearby Westminster underground train station was closed at the request of police.

Photographs by Reuters staffer Toby Melville showed two people lying on Westminster Bridge, bleeding heavily. Initial reports indicate that a police officer inside Parliament had been stabbed.

“We were called at approx 2:40 pm to reports of an incident at #Westminster Bridge. Being treated as a firearms incident – police on scene,” the Metropolitan police said on Twitter.

We are aware of reports of an incident at . We will put more information out as soon as we can

At least two people were seen being treated inside the gates by medical staff, according to a Reuters witness.

A parliamentary clerk told Reuters two people had been shot, but there was no official confirmation from the police. A Reuters photographer said he saw at least a dozen people injured on Westminster Bridge near the parliament building.

The leader of the UK House of Commons David Lidington said British police shot an alleged assailant at the site.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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