Attack on Westminster: images of the “terrorist incident” that left at least 5 dead in London
At least five people, including a police officer and the attacker, were killed Wednesday in an incident in front of the UK Parliament in central London. There are at least 40 wounded.
Police rushed to the Westminster area after a man hit a car with several people and attempted to enter the seat of the British Parliament.
Medical services treated the alleged attacker after being shot by police.
British army officer and politician Tobias Ellwood tried to revive the injured policeman with first aid techniques, but he died.
The legislative building was cordoned off for hours, with parliamentarians inside.
The police deployed on the River Thames, from which they took a woman who jumped during the attack.
The emergency services came to the scene to take care of the wounded.
The attacker ran over several people with a car on the Westminster Bridge and then stabbed a police officer outside Parliament.
British Prime Minister Theresa May described the attack as “repulsive and depraved.”
The attack occurred while the Scottish Parliament was discussing whether to hold a second referendum on independence, but the discussion was suspended.
The emblematic London Eye was closed after the incident and users were evacuated.
“This was a day we had planned but we hoped it would never happen,” said Metropolitan Police Chief Counterterrorism chief Mark Rowley.
The Legislative Building was cordoned off and locked, while the nearby Westminster tube station remained closed.
The incident occurred around the Westminster Bridge and Parliament Headquarters.
Witnesses described scenes of chaos in the area, with shouts and people escaping.
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, ordered to reinforce the security in the streets of the city.
A team of forensic investigators work on the scene of the attack.