(TIML NEWS) What we know so far:
- One woman is dead after an attacker ploughed into a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge, leaving dozens more injured.
- The assailant was shot outside the Houses of Parliament after stabbing a police officer in an incident that Scotland Yard is treating as terrorism.
- Eyewitnesses reported seeing an attacker with a knife within the grounds of the palace of Westminster, and two people were seen being treated in New Palace Yard.
- The building is now on lockdown, according to parliamentary official.
An air ambulance landed in Parliament Square and a regular ambulance came in through the front gates as medics rushed to help the injured.
Police then cleared the area around the incident.
Commons Leader David Lidington told MPs: “What I am able to say to the House is there has been a serious incident within the estate.
“It seems that a police officer has been stabbed, that the alleged assailant was shot by armed police.
“An air ambulance is currently attending the scene to remove the casualties.
“There are also reports of further violent incidents in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster but I hope colleagues on all sides will appreciate that it’d be wrong of me to go into further details until we have confirmation from the police and from the House security authorities about what is going on.”
Prime Minister Theresa May was seen being ushered into a silver Jaguar in the grounds of the palace as what sounded like gunfire rang out at around 2.45pm.
A Downing Street source confirmed she was “OK”. Sound off below!!!