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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

#WeAreNotAfraid in London: 5 dead as terror-linked attacker knifed the heart of capital!

The hashtag #WeAreNotAfraid took off on social media with people posting messages of strength in unity. Eyewitnesses say a man armed with a knife attempted to force his way past a security check-point at the front of Parliament.He then reportedly attack a police officer before he was shot by armed police. The terror attack in the heart of capital prompted a huge response from the emergency services.
The car reportedly mowed into several people on Westminster Bridge.


At least five persons have been confirmed dead after a terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament by a knife-wielding man who was taken by police . 

Eyewitnesses described a car deliberately mounting the pavement on Westminster Bridge before hitting numerous pedestrians.Horrific pictures show a woman trapped under a red doubledecker bus and multiple people lying injured on the floor being comforted by friends and passersby.Theresa May was dramatically bundled from the House of Commons by police and Parliament is still in lockdown.Authorities are piecing together the history of the Westminster terrorist who killed five people including a policeman on a broad daylight of Wednesday. The attacker, before being shot, left a trail of 40 injured when he ploughed a Hyundai 4x4 into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, then ran at parliament with a knife. The attacker was shot dead by police, but not before fatally stabbing an officer on security detail. Police say they know his identity and suspect he was motived by international terrorism.There was an overnight police raid in Birmingham – police are not yet saying if it is connected. There is a lot more to take in as Britain comes to grips with the arrival on its own soil of a mode of terrorist attack previously seen in Nice and Berlin.Theresa May emerged from a meeting of the government’s Cobra emergency committee to speak outside 10 Downing Street on later on Wednesday evening. Her voice wavered at times as she condemned the “sick and depraved attack” and praised the bravery of those who responded. The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, said defeating London’s spirit was a hopeless cause for the terrorists.World leaders, as always, responded with messages of condolence and solidarity. The hashtag #WeAreNotAfraid took off on social media with people posting messages of strength in unity.Eyewitnesses say a man armed with a knife attempted to force his way past a security check-point at the front of Parliament.He then reportedly attack a police officer before he was shot by armed police.Watching the incident unfold from the press gallery inside the Houses of Parliament, George Eaton the political editor of the New Statesman told Sky News: "I saw a large crowd fleeing the attacker who appeared to be carrying a knife, fleeing him from close to the Tube station."He then entered the gates of Parliament and charged at officers. We now know that one of them was sadly stabbed. He was then very swiftly shot by armed police."
The terror attack prompted a huge response from the emergency services.
The car reportedly mowed into several people on Westminster Bridge (Photo: REUTERS)Friends and family seen helping to console those left injured (Photo: Reuters)Chaotic scenes outside the Houses of ParliamentDaily Mail political editor Jason Groves witnessed the incident from his office window.He said: "I heard a bang coming from Westminster Tube station, looked out the window, there's a commotion, armed cops were running, the crowd of people outside were running as if for their lives."A guy comes through the vehicle entrance wielding something, towards a copper, the copper tumbles.



The attacker reportedly drove his car along Westminster Bridge, pictured, before attempting to enter Parliament(Photo: FameFlynet)"The man's running towards Westminster Hall, and then you've got a plain clothes copper comes running out."Not from the gate, but from the inside, shoots him once from maybe 10 or 15 yards away with a handgun, and then gets closer to him and shoots him again from over him and he doesn't get up."Prime Minister Theresa May was inside the Houses of Parliament as the incident unfolded.

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen told Sky News of the moment she was whisked away by her security team."He then entered the gates of Parliament and charged at officers. We now know that one of them was sadly stabbed. He was then very swiftly shot by armed police."The terror attack prompted a huge response from the emergency services.The car reportedly mowed into several people on Westminster Bridge(Photo: REUTERS)Friends and family seen helping to console those left injured (Photo: Reuters)Chaotic scenes outside the Houses of ParliamentDaily Mail political editor Jason Groves witnessed the incident from his office window.He said: "I heard a bang coming from Westminster Tube station, looked out the window, there's a commotion, armed cops were running, the crowd of people outside were running as if for their lives."A guy comes through the vehicle entrance wielding something, towards a copper, the copper tumbles.


The attacker reportedly drove his car along Westminster Bridge, pictured, before attempting to enter Parliament(Photo: FameFlynet)"The man's running towards Westminster Hall, and then you've got a plain clothes copper comes running out."Not from the gate, but from the inside, shoots him once from maybe 10 or 15 yards away with a handgun, and then gets closer to him and shoots him again from over him and he doesn't get up."Prime Minister Theresa May was inside the Houses of Parliament as the incident unfolded.


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