At least two people have been shot after a Muslim terrorist driving a car as a ram weapon and wielding a machete plowed the car into a group of innocent people outside the Parliament building in London.
A Muslim man with a machete has been seen within the confines of the Palace, eyewitnesses said.
Parliament has been placed on lockdown with MPs locked inside and armed police carrying shields protecting the building.
Reports suggest that 12 innocent people have been injured and the Government has confirmed it is a Islamic terror attack.
In the name of Islam, the attacker stabbed a police officer and the Muslim assailant was shot by armed police Commons Leader David Lidington has told MPs.
Metropolitan police said they were called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge.
Eyewitnesses report hearing a loud bang, then screaming and shooting.
Quentin Letts said: “I saw a thick-set man in black clothes come through the gates into New Palace Yard, just below Big Ben,” he told the BBC.
“He had something in his hand, it looked like a stick of some sort, and he was challenged by a couple of policemen in yellow jackets.
“And one of the yellow-jacketed policemen fell down and we could see the man in black moving his arm in a way that suggested he was stabbing or striking the yellow-jacketed policeman.”
A Downing Street source declined to say where Prime Minister Theresa May was during the attack, but said she had not been involved.