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Scenes from the UK Parliament attack

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An armed police officer stands guard near Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament on March 22, 2017 in London, England.
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The U.K. Parliament is on lockdown after an assailant stabbed a police officer before being shot by police. The UK House of Commons sitting was suspended as witnesses reported gunfire outside. First responders are on the scene tending to a number of people who witnesses say were run over by a vehicle. Police continue to sweep the area and have launched a terror investigation into the incident.

People run for safety

People leave after being evacuated from the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 22, 2017 during an emergency incident.
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People leave after being evacuated from the Houses of Parliament in central London during an emergency incident.

Police descend on scene

Armed police walk past emergency services attending to a man on the floor (top) and a police officer (centre right) outside the Palace of Westminster, London, after a policeman was stabbed and his apparent attacker shot by officers in a major security incident at the Houses of Parliament.
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Armed police walk past emergency services attending to a man on the floor (top) and a police officer (centre right) outside the Palace of Westminster, London, after a policeman was stabbed and his apparent attacker shot by officers in a major security incident at the Houses of Parliament.

Incident on Westminster Bridge

An injured woman is assisted after an incident on Westminster Bridge in London, Britain.
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An injured woman is assisted after an incident on Westminster Bridge in London.

Armed police gather

Armed police respond outside Parliament during an incident on Westminster Bridge in London, Britain March 22, 2017.
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Armed police respond outside Parliament during an incident on Westminster Bridge.

Helicopter ambulance on scene

An Air Ambulance on the scene after sounds similar to gunfire have been heard close to the Houses of Parliament, London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The UK House of Commons sitting has been suspended as witnesses report sounds like gunfire outside.
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An Air Ambulance on the scene after gunfire echoed close to the Houses of Parliament, London.

Injured being treated

A member of the public is treated by emergency services near Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament on March 22, 2017 in London, England.
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Medic on scene

A medic is seen near Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament on March 22, 2017 in London, England.
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A medic is seen near Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament on March 22, 2017, in London, England.

Armed police sweep area

Armed officers attend to the scene outside the Houses of Parliament on March 22, 2017 in London, England.
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Injured being escorted away

A member of the public is treated by emergency services near Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament on March 22, 2017 in London, England.
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Ambulances on scene

Ambulances wait as members of the emergency services work on Westminster Bridge, alongside the Houses of Parliament in central London.
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Investigation begins

Armed police officers carry their weapons as forensics officers work near a grey vehicle that crashed into the railings of the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 22, 2017, during an emergency incident.
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Armed police officers carry their weapons as forensics officers work near a grey vehicle that crashed into the railings of the Houses of Parliament in central London.

Under lockdown

Parliament Square is under a complete security lockdown with all entrances and exits suspended, with all roads into the square cordoned off by police.
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Parliament Square is under a complete security lockdown with all entrances and exits suspended, with all roads into the square cordoned off by police.

Police statement

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley speaks of the Metropolitan Police makes a statement outside of New Scotland Yard. A police officer has been stabbed near to the British Parliament and the alleged assailant shot by armed police. Scotland Yard report they have been called to an incident on Westminster Bridge where several people have been injured by a car.
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Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley speaks of the Metropolitan Police makes a statement outside of New Scotland Yard. A police officer has been stabbed near to the British Parliament and the alleged assailant shot by armed police. Scotland Yard report they have been called to an incident on Westminster Bridge where several people have been injured by a car.

Sun sets on scene of attack

The sun sets behind the Houses of Parliament after an attack on Westminster Bridge in London, Britain March 22, 2017.
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The sun sets behind the Houses of Parliament after an attack on Westminster Bridge in London.