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A woman has died and a police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in London, in what police are treating as a terrorist incident.
The attacker, who was shot by police officers, is reported to have earlier mowed down several pedestrians as he drove a car across Westminster Bridge.
He crashed it into railings before running into the Palace of Westminster and stabbing the officer.
A Downing Street source said Prime Minister Theresa May was safe.
Prime Minister Theresa May was seen being ushered into a silver Jaguar car as what sounded like gunfire rang out at Parliament during the incident.
MPs said they had heard three or four gunshots and staff inside Parliament were told to stay inside their offices.
Commons Leader David Lidington told MPs the "alleged assailant was shot by armed police".
Tom Peck, political editor for the Independent, tweeted:
toyolink wrote:Drive thru a set of normal defenceless people and went to a gunfight with a knife (suicide by cop)........only proves a need existed for some mental and emotional help.
AbstractPoetic wrote:Dizzy28 wrote:Preliminary reports is that one of the attackers is Abu Izzadeen, a British of Jamaican parentage who converted to Islam
Wrong guy, buddy.
Belgium raises security in Antwerp after high-speed car drives into crowd
BRUSSELS — Belgian authorities have raised security in the port of Antwerp after a car with French license plates drove at high speed through a busy shopping street, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way.
The federal prosecutor’s office said the car was intercepted late Thursday morning at the port docks and a Frenchman living in France was arrested. Authorities then raised security in the centre of town, in places where people normally gather.
In the car, authorities said they found knives, a shotgun and a gas can with an unknown liquid.
The office said “because of these elements, and the events in London yesterday, the case is being taken on by the federal prosecutor’s office,” which usually deals with extremist attacks.
Prime Minister Charles Michel said “we remain vigilant. Our security services have done excellent work.”
The events happened a day after the nation held remembrance services for the Brussels airport and subway attacks, which killed 32 people on March 22, 2016.
Dizzy28 wrote:Preliminary reports is that one of the attackers is Abu Izzadeen, a British of Jamaican parentage who converted to Islam.
The man believed to have carried out the attack in Westminster has been named by police as Khalid Masood.
Kent-born Masood, who was shot dead in the attack, was not the subject of any current police investigations, but had a range of previous convictions.
The 52-year-old was believed to have been living in the West Midlands.
The so-called Islamic State group has said it was behind the attack, in which PC Keith Palmer, Aysha Frade and US tourist Kurt Cochran were killed......http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39372154
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