Police secure the area on the south side of Westminster Bridge close to the Houses of Parliament in London (AP/Matt Dunham)

One dead in "terrorist incident" near Parliament in London

London police said that the situation is being treated "as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise"


Matthew Rozsa
March 22, 2017 10:02PM (UTC)

This story will be updated

Police in London are responding to what they're calling "a terror incident," when a man reportedly attacked a police officer with a knife at Parliament before he was shot by officers.

Four people have been killed, and an unknown number of others have "catastrophic" injuries as a result of the attack.

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The House of Commons was on lockdown, while the press office for Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that she was "safe and at work."

 

 

 


Matthew Rozsa

Matthew Rozsa is a breaking news writer for Salon. He holds an MA in History from Rutgers University-Newark and is ABD in his PhD program in History at Lehigh University. His work has appeared in Mic, Quartz and MSNBC.

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