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London attack: Assailant shot dead after 3 killed near Parliament…. Debates dominated by fear..London attack part of disturbing trend

London attack: Assailant shot dead after 3 killed near Parliament.... Debates dominated by fear..London attack part of disturbing trend

Three people were killed and scores injured when an attacker plowed a car through crowds in central London before attempting to storm the Houses of Parliament in what police believe was an act of Islamist-inspired terrorism.Police indicated they knew the identity of the assailant, who fatally stabbed unarmed police officer Keith Palmer, a 15-year-veteran, on the grounds of Parliament after ramming a car onto the crowded sidewalks nearby. Armed officers shot the attacker dead.It was the first mass-casualty terrorist attack in Britain since 2005 when 52 people and four attackers died in the July 7 bomb attacks on the London public transportation system. The use of a vehicle as a weapon of terror echoed the methods used in the past year by attackers in Nice and Berlin.The London assault, which came on the one-year anniversary of the ISIS bomb attacks in Brussels, brought carnage to Westminster, the heart of political life in Britain
A terrible impression UK parliament attack: London. UK parliament attack: London won’t be cowed by terrorism,"I want to reassure all Londoners and all our visitors not to be alarmed…London is the greatest city in the world"of a nightmare already experienced.We are all Londoners, against the fear of bad impressions. Debates dominated by fear.London attack part of disturbing trend.rime Minister Theresa May described the attack as "sick and depraved." She said attempts to defeat through violence the values Parliament represents would be "doomed to failure.""The location of this attack was no accident. The terrorist chose to strike at the heart of our capital city, where people of all nationalities, religions and cultures come together to celebrate the values of liberty, democracy and freedom of speech," she said.Parliament was placed on lockdown for several hours and lawmakers were forced to remain in the main debating chamber of the House of Commons as officers rushed to the scene outside.Pictures showed scenes of carnage in the aftermath of the attack, which happened as Parliament was in session. One member of the British government gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to the officer who died from stab wounds.As the incident unfolded outside, the Leader of the House of Commons, David Lidington, told MPs a serious incident had taken place "within the estate." Proceedings were suspended.Minute of silence at UK Parliament after attackAmbulances wait as members of the emergency services work on Westminster Bridge, alongside the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 22, 2017, during an emergency incident.British police shot a suspected attacker outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday after an officer was stabbed in what police said was a "terrorist" incident. One woman has died and others have "catastrophic" injuries following a suspected terror attack outside the British parliament, local media reported on Wednesday citing a junior doctor London attack: Watch how it unfolded
Conservative Member of Parliament Tobias Ellwood, centre, helps emergency services attend to an injured person outside the Houses of Parliament, London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. London police say they are treating a gun and knife incident at Britain’s Parliament "as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise." The Metropolitan Police says in a statement that the incident is ongoing. It is urging people to stay away from the area. Officials say a man with a knife attacked a police officer at Parliament and was shot by officers. Nearby, witnesses say a vehicle struck several people on the Westminster Bridge.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street in central London on March 22, 2017, following the terror incident in Parliament earlier today.
Britain will not change its terrorism threat level despite an attack in London on Wednesday which left three people and the assailant dead, Prime Minister Theresa May said. Three people were killed in a "terrorist" attack in the heart of London Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians on a bridge, then stabbed a police officer outside parliament before being shot dead.
Theresa May: UK will never give in to terror…Witnesses describe ‘horrendous’ Parliament attack

Theresa May: We are not afraid…People trapped on London Eye following attack.This story has been updated to reflect the latest number of fatalities from London Metropolitan Police.London (CNN)Three people were killed and scores injured when an attacker plowed a car through crowds in central London before attempting to storm the Houses of Parliament in what police believe was an act of Islamist-inspired terrorism.Police indicated they knew the identity of the assailant, who fatally stabbed unarmed police officer Keith Palmer, a 15-year-veteran, on the grounds of Parliament after ramming a car onto the crowded sidewalks nearby. Armed officers shot the attacker dead.It was the first mass-casualty terrorist attack in Britain since 2005 when 52 people and four attackers died in the July 7 bomb attacks on the London public transportation system. The use of a vehicle as a weapon of terror echoed the methods used in the past year by attackers in Nice and Berlin.The London assault, which came on the one-year anniversary of the ISIS bomb attacks in Brussels, brought carnage to Westminster, the heart of political life in Britain.London attack part of disturbing trend
Prime Minister Theresa May described the attack as "sick and depraved." She said attempts to defeat through violence the values Parliament represents would be "doomed to failure."
"The location of this attack was no accident. The terrorist chose to strike at the heart of our capital city, where people of all nationalities, religions and cultures come together to celebrate the values of liberty, democracy and freedom of speech," she said.The moment the UK Parliament stopped
Parliament was placed on lockdown for several hours and lawmakers were forced to remain in the main debating chamber of the House of Commons as officers rushed to the scene outside.Pictures showed scenes of carnage in the aftermath of the attack, which happened as Parliament was in session. One member of the British government gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to the officer who died from stab wounds.’Islamist-related’Mark Rowley, Britain’s most senior counterterror police officer, told reporters late Wednesday that authorities believe they know the attacker’s identity but are not releasing it, and are operating on the assumption the incident was "Islamist-related terrorism.""This is a day that we had planned for — that we all hoped would never happen — but sadly it is now a reality," said Rowley, acting deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.He said Palmer, 48, was a father and a husband.Rowley said 40 people were hurt.
Incident began near Westminster Bridge…The area around Westminster was teeming with people when the attack began at about 2:40 p.m. Witnesses said the attacker drove his car over Westminster Bridge and into the crowds. The vehicle hit a large number of people, including three police officers.
"The car then crashed near to Parliament and at least one man — armed with a knife — continued the attack, trying to enter Parliament," said Rowley. One of those who died was a woman, he said.Medical aid is provided outside Parliament.
Photos: Deadly attack outside UK Parliament
Medical aid is provided outside Parliament.A police officer stands guard near Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.Police put the Westminster area on lockdown, securing roads, Parliament buildings and the Westminster underground station. The zone was soon expanded to a larger part of central London, including the London Eye Ferris wheel, which was halted for hours with people still on it. They have since been let off.In the chaos, a woman was pulled from the River Thames alive, but with serious injuries.London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: "My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones and to everyone who has been affected," he said, paying tribute to the emergency services.He announced the deployment of additional armed officers on the streets of the British capital. "We stand together in the face of those who would seek to harm us and destroy our way of life," he added. "Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism."The Prime Minister called a meeting of COBRA, the UK’s emergency Cabinet committee.US President Donald Trump spoke with May on the phone after learning of the attack, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said.Mark Toner, acting spokesman for the US State Department, said officials were closely following the situation."Our hearts go out to those affected. We stand ready to assist in any way the UK authorities would find helpful," he said.Eyewitnesses report chaotic scenes. People were photographed running in a panic from the scene, while witnesses told CNN they saw the car plow through a crowd.Robyn Lyon, 34, from Rugby, said he was walking along Westminster Bridge.Crashed car smokes outside ParliamentCrashed car smokes outside Parliament 00:26"I saw a car, the crunch of car, hitting the curb. I kind of thought the guy had maybe had a heart attack or something," he said."The accelerator suddenly picked up so you had that revving. I expected it to hit the bridge wall and then stop, and then turn back carry up the pavement. It hit several people. I jumped out the way into a road."I stood in shock and saw carnage around me and the car carrying on up the bridge."
Another witness, Radek Sikorski, said he saw one of the victims bleeding heavily from the head and another lying unconscious.Parliament attack witness: ‘It was horrendous’
Richard Poet, 62, who was visiting London from Brighton and his partner were leaving the Tate Britain gallery when he heard "great crashes.""I thought it was a wrecking ball. It didn’t sound like guns or anything." Craig Meichan, 20, a student from Ormskirk near Liverpool, was on a field trip with around 15 others and had left Parliament just a moment before. He was shaking as he told CNN his party was separated into three groups. "It sounded like a car backfiring, police began shouting and they started cordoning off the area," he said, adding that he believed his tutor was still locked inside."I’m a bit shaken up, you never expect this to happen to you. When it does it’s an indescribable feeling." Chaos in Parliament,…As the incident unfolded outside, the Leader of the House of Commons, David Lidington, told MPs a serious incident had taken place "within the estate." Proceedings were suspended..Lidington told MPs that it appeared a police officer has been stabbed and that the assailant had been shot.Emergency services at the scene of the attack. Conservative MP Damian Collins told CNN that he was walking through an underground tunnel from his office to vote in the chamber with about 30 other MPs when he heard shouting followed by gunshots. Police shouted for the MPs to get down on the ground."Clearly, something serious had happened but no one was being told what was going on," he said. "The instant response from the police was incredible — they seemed on top of the situation straight away."

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