Dylan Stableford

Senior Editor
Yahoo NewsMarch 22, 2017
Yahoo News Now Special Report

Four people are dead, including a police officer and an attacker, and 20 others were injured after a car plowed into a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge in London on Wednesday afternoon in what officials are investigating as an act of terrorism.

What we know so far:

  • The knife-wielding suspect was shot outside the Houses of Parliament after crashing the car into a gate and stabbing a police officer guarding the building. Both the attacker and officer died.
  • Some of the wounded are said to have suffered “catastrophic” injuries, the U.K. Press Association reported.
  • Parliament was placed on lockdown, according to a parliamentary official.
  • British police are treating the incident as terrorism.
  • Officials said they believe there was just one attacker but a full counterterrorism investigation is under way.

  • 3 minutes agoKelli Grant
  • 8 minutes ago
    The White House released the following readout of U.S. President Donald Trump’s phone call with British Prime Minister Theresa May.
    “President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom to offer his condolences on today’s terror attack in London and his praise for the effective response of security forces and first responders. He pledged the full cooperation and support of the United States Government in responding to the attack and bringing those responsible to justice.”
  • 10 minutes ago
    Jeremy Corbyn has released a video statement on the incident at Westminster.
  • 16 minutes agoKelli Grant
  • 10 minutes ago
    Video of Prime Minister Theresa May leaving Downing Street has been tweeted by the BBC’s Sean Clare. May is due to chair a meeting of COBRA shortly.

    Theresa May leaving Downing Street just now

  • 22 minutes ago
    The White House has released a readout of the call between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May.
  • 10 minutes ago
    A spokesperson for Downing Street says the “thoughts of the PM and the government are with those killed and injured”.

    Statement from No 10 https://t.co/WXyXOVSB3N

    March 22, 2017
  • 26 minutes ago
    The Office of the Press Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released the following statement:
    “WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security stands in solidarity alongside our friends in the United Kingdom in condemning the terrible attack at Parliament today.  With our partners in federal law enforcement, we are in close contact with our British counterparts to monitor the tragic events and to support the ongoing investigation.  At this time our domestic security posture remains unchanged.  However, our frontline officers and agents continue to stay vigilant in safeguarding the American people and our homeland.”

  • 10 minutes ago

    We are in the process of opening Casualty Bureau to help those who are worried about friends or family following #Westminster incident

    March 22, 2017
  • 34 minutes ago
    UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has released a statement on the attack, highlighting the “debt of gratitude” owed by the British public to the emergency services.
  • 10 minutes ago

    If anyone sees anything suspicious or that causes them concern please call 0800 789 321 ASAP – always call 999 in an emergency #London

    March 22, 2017
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