U.K. police shoot assailant after gunfire heard near Parliament
House of Commons suspended and locked down, least 4 people lying on ground, some bleeding heavily
A man has been shot by London police after loud bangs similar to gunfire were heard outside Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday.
At least four people were lying on the ground, some bleeding heavily and apparently unconscious, on Westminster Bridge near Parliament.
Two people were being treated inside the gates by medical staff, a Reuters witness said.
A parliamentary clerk told Reuters two people had been shot, but there was no official confirmation from the police. A witness said he saw at least a dozen people injured on Westminster Bridge near the parliament building.
The Speaker of the House of Commons suspended the session as police responded to the incident.
Journalists at the Parliament building were told to stay in their offices.