BREAKING: UK Parliament Attacked, Lockdown; Several Injured
The British Parliament is on lockdown after a police was stabbed to death outside the campus and the driver of a large vehicle mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday.
British Prime Minister Theresa May was evacuate and rushed into a vehicle and taken back to her office.
London was left into chaos and confusion in the afternoon following the terrorist incident. The city was cordoned off and evacuated. The area was thronged with ambulances, emergency vehicles and heavily armed security officers.
One woman is learned to have been dead and one dozen others injured.
March 22 is the anniversary of suicide bombings in Brussels that had killed 32 people as well as the three bombers.
The incident raised alarm that London has joined other target cities of terror groups like Paris, Brussels and Berlin.
Cmdr. B. J. Harrington of the Metropolitan Police said counterterrorism investigation is underway.
Throughout the afternoon the lawmakers were lockdown inside the House of Commons while police searched the premises and also all the offices.
Leader of the House of Commons, David Lidington, said the chamber should be in lockdown until information is received the premises is safe to go.
According to eye witnesses loud sound of gunfire was heard near Portcullis House, which is an office building for lawmakers and members of their staff.
A middle-aged couple named Jayne Wilkinson and David Turner from Birmingham suddenly saw people running from Parliament.