London: Two people have been reportedly killed in an attack that took place outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday and dozens have been injured.
British police shot a suspected attacker after an officer was stabbed in what police said was a “terrorist” incident. While a BBC journalist said two assailants are believed to have been in vehicle in london attack.
The building in the heart of the British capital was immediately sealed off and MPs and staff ordered to remain inside.
Several pedestrians were struck by a car on the bridge, before it crashed into railings.
Police said there were "a number of casualties... including police officers" and a "full counter-terrorism inquiry" was under way.
London Ambulance said it had treated at least 10 people on Westminster Bridge.
The Port of London Authority said a woman has been pulled alive from the River Thames near the bridge and was being treated for serious injuries.
Junior doctor Colleen Anderson from St Thomas' Hospital confirmed the death of the woman and said a number of other people were hurt - some with "catastrophic" injuries.
She said she also treated a police officer in his 30s with a head injury, who had been taken to King's College Hospital.
David Lidington, the leader of parliament’s lower House of Commons who is responsible for arranging government business, told MPs: “What I am able to say to the house is there has been a serious incident.
“It seems that a police officer has been stabbed, that the alleged assailant was shot by armed police.
“There are also reports of further violent incidents in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster,” he said.
Prime Minister Theresa May is to chair a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee later.
Met Police Commander BJ Harrington said he was unable to confirm details of casualties, according to BBC.