Photos Of The Chaos Outside London’s Parliament Show A Terrifying Scene

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On Wednesday afternoon, the BBC reported that a car had driven through the crowd on Westminster Bridge, and photos of the chaos outside London's Parliament show a disturbing scene. This attack was reportedly followed by the stabbing of a police officer in the Houses of Parliament in central London. In a statement to members of Parliament, House of Commons leader David Lidington confirmed that the alleged attacker was shot by armed police.

Police were called to the scene just before 3 p.m. local time on Wednesday, responding to reports of the car on Westminster Bridge and a man armed with a knife. The situation is still developing, but the Metropolitan Police declared the attack a "terrorist incident." Immediately following the attack, Parliament was put on lockdown, and police asked the public to avoid the area to allow medical personnel to deal with the aftermath.

In a statement given later, Commander BJ Harrington at New Scotland Yard announced that there had been a "number of casualties, including police officers," but he could not confirm their number. However, the BBC reported that a woman has died, and there appear to be several other injuries.

The investigation is ongoing — in fact, it's just begun — but photos from the scene, including those posted to social media, paint a chaotic picture.

Emergency Personnel

The Crowd At The Scene

A Clip Of The Aftermath

A Strong Police Presence

Outside Parliament

The Palace Of Westminster

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Evacuating The Building

Members Of The Police Force

The Streets Around Parliament

Medic Near Westminster Bridge

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The Wrecked Car

Officers At The Scene

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Receiving Treatment

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Closing Off Roads

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Medics At Work

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Bystanders

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Members Of Emergency Services

President Trump has been briefed on the attack. As the investigation continues, police urge anyone with relevant information about the incident to call 0800789321.