UPDATE: The New York Times reports that three people are confirmed dead and 20 injured after the attack near the U.K. Parliament. The attacker has died after being shot by police. A police officer who was stabbed by the attacker has also died.
According to The New York Times, a shooting occurred this Wednesday afternoon outside the British Parliament. After many witnesses in the area reported hearing gunfire, The Metropolitan Police in London sent officers at around 2:40 p.m. to the Westminster Bridge. Many people are wounded, and The House of Commons is currently under suspension and lockdown.
BBC News reports that a police officer was stabbed in the Houses of Parliament and Metropolitan Police are treating it as a terrorist incident. The attacker is also reported to have mowed over several pedestrians as he drove over the Westminster Bridge and to have crashed his car into railings. He was shot by police when he approached another officer with a knife.
There's been a shooting / stabbing at Parliament. Stay safe everyone. pic.twitter.com/Fb2LNXfLh5
— Luke Steele (@Lukesteele4) March 22, 2017
— George Freeman MP (@Freeman_George) March 22, 2017
The Times reported that Prime Minister Theresa May has been confirmed as "safe."