It is as yet unclear whether there is one incident or two – there are reports of violence outside of Parliament and also by Westminster Bridge.
It is thought at least five people were injured on Westminster Bridge after apparently being hit by a auto.
Scotland Yard has identified the police officer who was shot and killed in a terrorist attack on Wednesday in London.
Rowley said on Wednesday police suspected they were dealing with “Islamist-related terrorism”, adding that investigators believed they knew the assailant’s identity.
One officer-who was unarmed-tried to stop the intruder. And additional 20 were wounded, some of whom are said to have “catastrophic” injuries.
According to the law enforcement officials, the attacker – whose identity and nationality has not yet been released – acted alone and is believed to have been “inspired by worldwide terrorism”.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault was expected to arrive in London to visit them at hospital, French media reported. She was on a tour bus on the bridge at the time. She had to contact people to let them know she was OK.
Mr Dickinson said: “He had blood on his forehead as you can see but he wasn’t bleeding profusely”.
This is to allow emergency services to deal with this ongoing incident.
Officials said an assailant had stabbed a policeman and then been shot.
The gunfire was heard at 2:38 p.m. London time inside the House of Commons as lawmakers were debating legislation on pension reform.
Spokesman Sean Spicer gave his daily briefing shortly after where he said the president had been in contact with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May.
Polish politician and journalist Radoslaw Sikorski posted a video on Twitter of the aftermath on the bridge, showing several wounded people lying on the ground.
There were shouts as the driver jumped from the wreckage and ran through the crowds around the corner toward the huge iron gates of Parliament that are supposed to keep intruders out.
At least one of the people being treated in the palace courtyard was wheeled away on a stretcher with their face covered.
Armed police rushed out and me and a group of MPs were told “get down, drop down on the floor, get back, get back”. A helicopter ambulance landed on Parliament Square.
US President Donald Trump and French President Francois Hollande both spoke to May and Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany stood with Britons “against all forms of terrorism”.
In Edinburgh, the Scottish parliament suspended a planned debate and vote on independence as news of events in London came in. May confirmed Britain’s current threat level, of severe, would remain in place.
World leaders have condemned the bloody terror attack outside the British Houses of Parliament that ended in the deaths of four people and left up to 40 injured.