Alleged assailant reportedly shot in London

2017-03-22 17:15

London - A session of Britain's House of Commons has been suspended as witnesses reported hearing gunfire nearby.

The leader of Britain's House of Commons says a man has attacked a police officer at Parliament and has been shot by police.

David Lidington says the Parliament complex is in lockdown.

He says there are reports of further violent incidents neaby and police say they have been called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge.

Witnesses said a vehicle struck several people on the bridge.

Britain's MI5 says it is too early to say if the incident is terror-related.

Eye witnesses say they have seen two people lying on the ground.

More to follow.

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