Wednesday, March 22, 2017

U.K. Parliament Assailant Shot by Police

THE NEW YORK TIMES: LONDON — Britain’s Parliament was placed on lockdown on Wednesday afternoon after a man stabbed a police officer and was then shot by other officers. The Metropolitan Police said it was treating the violence as “a terrorist incident,” as the country’s seat of power was put on high alert.

Witnesses also reported that a motorist on Westminster Bridge, next to Parliament, operating a large vehicle, mowed down at least five people before coming to a halt, but it was not clear if the motorist was also the assailant. » | Katrin Bennhold and Stephen Castle | Wednesday, March 22, 2017