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.


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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