British Parliament On Lockdown, Assailant Shot Dead

(RFE/RL) — The British parliament has been put on lockdown after a gunman fired shots outside of the Palace of Westminster in London and tried to storm into the building that houses the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Authorities said an assailant dressed in black made his way inside the parliamentary perimeter on March 22 and stabbed one police officer before he was shot dead by other security officials.

At the same time, in what appeared to be a coordinated attack, a car plowed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge on March 22.

A spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa may said she was safe after the incident. He declined to say where May was when the attack took place.

British Special Forces and heavily armed police were deployed inside the parliament building after the incidents.


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