A shooting incident was reported on Wednesday outside the British Parliament that resulted in some injuries, a BBC report said. UK Prime Minister Theresa May is safe, they report.
Shots were reported to have been fired close to the Houses of Parliament, the BBC reported. Houses of Parliament and the Palace of Westminster is reportedly in lockdown.
Politicians and journalists tweeted about hearing loud crashes outside the buildings.
Witnesses said they saw people being treated for injuries and reported seeing a man with a knife in the palace grounds. Staff inside Parliament were told to stay inside their offices, the report said, adding someone had been shot.
In a separate incident, a Reuters photographer reported that at least a dozen people are injured on Westminster Bridge close to the Parliament, says ForexLive.BBC reports that the people were mowed down by a speeding car.
Scotland Yard said it was called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge amid reports of several people injured.
According to Bloomberg, at least one person is being treated. The report adds that police have since closed off roads leading to Parliament Square.
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With inputs from agencies
Published Date: Mar 23, 2017 07:32 am | Updated Date: Mar 23, 2017 07:32 am