This Is The Moment a Terrorist Hit London Street, People Mown Down By Car On Westminster Bridge

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Pictured – Parliament terror attack suspect shot by police is wheeled into ambulance before dying later in hospital

This is the moment the Parliament terror attack suspect is wheeled into an ambulance after being shot by police.

The man entered the grounds of the Houses of Parliament and stabbed a policeman just after 2.30pm this afternoon.

He reportedly ran through the security check at the gates and stabbed at a police officer.

He was shot up to three times and is understood to have later died in hospital.

Five people are dead and at least 40 are injured – with the injured including three police officers returning from a commendation ceremony, Metropolitan Police have confirmed.

Those dead include three members of the public, a police officer, a woman and the attacker, police said.

Two of the officers were in a serious condition.

Two knives can be seen on the floor nearby as medics attend to the suspect (Photo: PA)
The bearded man was wheeled into an ambulance after police officers shot him (Photo: PA)

Metropolitan Police late tonight updated the number of those dead to include three members of the public, the police office protecting parliament and the attacker himself.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said as many as 40 people were now injured and named the deceased officer as PC Keith Palmer, 48.

“One of those who died today was a police officer, PC Keith Palmer, a member of our parliamentary and diplomatic protection command,” Mr Rowley said.

“Keith, aged 48, had 15 years service and was a husband and father.

“He was someone who left for work today expecting to return home at the end of his shift and he had every right to expect that to happen.”

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PC Keith Palmer (Photo: Met Police)

Two victims were earlier said to be fighting for their lives at King’s College Hospital tonight with another six also being treated at the south London trauma centre.

The eight consist of six males and two females.

Chris Palin, assistant medical director at Kings College, said: “At 15.52 we went into a major incident having heard of the incident at Westminster.

“We have received a total of eight patients. Two of those are critically injured, six are stable.

“Of the eight, six are males and two are females. The care we are providing is still ongoing.”

The suspect was quickly overcome by security personnel at Westminster who levelled their weapons at him as he lay prone on the ground.

A knife appears to be lying on the ground nearby as a police stands over the man (Photo: PA)
The knife can be seen on the floor (Photo: PA)
Armed officers responded very rapidly (Photo: PA)

Pictures have shown the him being stripped by security officers, apparently in search of an explosives vest.

The suspect was wheeled into an ambulance half-n***d with bandaging around his waist.

It came after a 4×4 car mounted the pavement on Westminster Bridge and mowed down up to ten pedestrians and cyclists.

How the attack unfolded (Photo: Alamy / Reuters / Twitter / PA)

Prime Minister Theresa May appeared in Downing Street tonight after a meeting of the Government’s emergency committee.

The PM condemned “the sick and depraved terrorist attack on the streets of our capital this afternoon”.

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“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been affected – to the victims themselves and their family and friends, who waved their loved ones off but will not now be welcoming them home,” she said.

Parliament will sit as normal tomorrow in a show of defiance.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan tonight said Londoners “will never be cowed by terrorism” following the attack.

Mr Khan said there would be additional police officers on the city streets to keep Londoners and visitors safe.

“We stand together in the face of those who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life,” he said.

“We always have, and we always will. Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism.”

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street tonight (Photo: AFP)

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley earlier said police had declared the attack as a terrorist incident.

He said the belief was there was only one attacker but police were still searching the area as thoroughly as possible.

“This is a day we planned for but we hoped would never happen,” he said.

“Sadly, it is now a reality.”

He said investigators were working on the assumption the attacker was inspired by international terrorism.

Hundreds of witness statements had been taken while CCTV was being examined.

“We have hundreds of officers working on this investigation and they are focusing on the suspect’s motivation, preparation and associates,” he said.

“We are forensically examining a complicated crime scene that covers a wide area.”

Mr Rowley said the officer who was killed in the attack was armed but, the BBC reports, police have now confirmed that the officer was unarmed.

A policeman was repeatedly stabbed (Photo: PA)
The horrifying scene immediately after the incident (Photo: PA)
A policewoman is led away (Photo: PA)
The ambulance service has said other casualties had suffered 'catastrophic injuries'
Ambulances at the scene (Photo: AFP)

In another development, it has emerged a woman with “serious injuries” was pulled from the River Thames after jumping from Westminster Bridge to escape.

The woman, whose age currently remains unknown, is said to either have jumped or been forced into the river by some means during the ‘terror’ chaos.

While she was pulled form the river by the Port of London Authority alive, a spokesman confirmed her injuries were “serious”.

Footage captured just moments after the attack showed security officials surrounding at least one injured person behind the gates at Westminster.

The injured person was seen on the floor in New Palace Yard, past the security checkpoint at the gates at Palace of Westminster.

Police opened fire outside Parliament following the terror attack (Photo: Twitter)

The video was recorded in the chaotic aftermath just moments after an attacker allegedly lunged at a police officer with a knife and was then shot by police.

Horrifying pictures and video showed multiple badly injured people scattered along the bridge receiving treatment.

People mown down by car on Westminster Bridge

Video taken by one witness from a taxi showed people receiving basic first aid from other civilians before ambulances arrived.

The bridge and surrounding area were sealed off while security and medical personnel moved in.

(Photo: Google)

The injured person is seen on the floor in New Palace Yard, past the security checkpoint at the gates at Palace of Westminster.

The video was recorded in the chaotic aftermath just moments after an attacker allegedly lunged at a police officer with a knife and was then shot by police.

Shooting at Houses of Parliament

Three French students were confirmed as among those injured on Westminster Bridge.

Two were taken to hospital where their condition was described as “serious” while a third was treated at the scene.
Via Daily Mirror!

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