Shots reportedly fired outside UK parliament
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Shots were reportedly fired outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday evening, reported the BBC.
London police say officers called to ’firearms incident’ on Westminster Bridge, near Parliament.
The Palace of Westminster is reportedly in lockdown, added BBC.
Politicians and journalists in the area tweeted about hearing loud crashes outside the building.
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An armed police officer outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 22. Photographer: Daniel Leal-Olivias/AFP via Getty Images
Multiple shots were fired near Parliament on Wednesday in London and people were being treated on Westminster Bridge, according to Bloomberg reporters on the scene.
After what appeared to be more than one incident in the area, the House of Commons building was put into lockdown.
The shootings took place along the road inside the gates of Parliament leading onto the square, video footage showed. Police have closed streets around the area. One of the people on the ground appears to have been shot by a plain-clothes police officer, according to a witness account.
Video footage aired by Sky News showed people on Westminster Bridge laying down on the ground and a eye witness reported that at least five people had been hit by a vehicle.
The Metropolitan Police said on it’s official Twitter account that it was called at about 2:40pm to reports of an incident at Westminster Bridge. It described as a “firearms” incident.
After shots are fired outside Parliament http://bloom.bg/2nRWYiw here’s the latest video from the scene in London:
4:10 PM - 22 Mar 2017