At least three gunshots were heard at the Houses of Parliament in London, after a middle-aged “Asian guy” ploughed through pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before crashing into the gates of the Houses of Parliament in what Police are describing as a terrorist attack.
The attacker reportedly stabbed an officer and was gunned down by another after he tried to gain access into Westminster Palace.
UK Telegraph reports that at least one person died and dozens were injured while he ploughed through pedestrians on the bridge.
One witness Steve Voake, 55, said he saw at least three bodies, two on the road and one in the water.
He said he saw at least two bodies lying on the road and one in the water.
“I saw a trainer lying in the road and when I looked more closely I saw that there were a couple of bodies the other side of the road,” he told the Press Association.
“And when I looked over the side there was another body lying in the water with blood all around it.”
Another witness Jayne Wilkinson said:
We were taking photos of Big Ben and we saw all the people running towards us, and then there was an Asian guy in about his 40s carrying a knife about seven or eight inches long.
And then there were three shots fired, and then we crossed the road and looked over. The man was on the floor with blood.
He had a lightweight jacket on, dark trousers and a shirt. He was running through those gates, towards Parliament, and the police were chasing him.
Police say they are treating the attack “as a terrorist incident” until they know otherwise.
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