Armed police opened fire and shot an intruder inside the grounds of the Houses of Parliament today after a car skittled into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, leaving at least 12 people splayed across the ground.
Pedestrians and cyclists were hit by the 4×4 vehicle on the bridge before the man, said to have been Asian-looking and in his 40s, then smashed the car into railings outside Parliament (left).
He jumped a gate and ran through into the front yard of the compound apparently waving a knife, before being shot by a police officer.
Two people were seen being treated on the ground in New Palace Yard amid shouts and screams. An air ambulance landed in Parliament Square and a regular ambulance came in through the front gates as medics rushed to help the injured people.