Shooting at Parliament

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    Police officer 'stabbed at UK Parliament' - Police officer 'stabbed at UK Parliament' - BBC News

    A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, Commons Leader David Lidington has said.

    He told MPs the "alleged assailant was shot by armed police" following a "serious" incident.

    The BBC's Laura Kuenssberg said police told her someone had been shot and MPs said they heard "three or four gunshots".
     
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    Truck attack too apparently, explosions heard.....
     
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    Man Shot at Parliament - Guido Fawkes

    • BREAKING: A man has been shot at the entrance of parliament after attacking a policeman with a knife
    • Car rammed into gates outside parliament

    "the entire HoC moved into emergency procedures, Diane Abbott was wedged in the door to prevent attackers breaching the building"


    Last bit may not be true.
     
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    Carswell's now trying to fast track his former party leader's elevation
     
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    Some people were mown down on the bridge before it tried to ram its way into the Palace.

    One policeman stabbed and then two assailants shot. One of whom is dead.
     
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    Anyone heard how Blair is? I'd hate anything bad to happen to him.
     
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    Lone knifeman attacks one of the most heavily guarded areas in London. Suicide by police?
     
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    Police are treating this as terrorism
     
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    It's an attack on Westminster, so no real surprise on that.
     
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    Someone with mental illness surely?
     
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    That's a common leap but people with genuine mental illnesses rarely do stuff like this.

    Much more often it's assholes.
     
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    That was a close one.

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    @Faust hasn't been online since 1.29pm :zonked:
     
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    My office is south of Blackfriars Bridge, all I can hear is sirens (probably unrelated) and can see three choppers over the London Eye.
     
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    So he's white?
     
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    So he's brown?
     
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    I've not heard anything related to race/colour etc yet.

    Reports that at least one civillian dead, others 'horrifically injured' just on the radio.
     
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    But mixed reports of both terrorism and lone wolf attack. I can't be both unless it's a really pale Asian or a white person just back from their holibobs.
     
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    Yes it can be both, terrorism isn't confined to organised group incidents. Inspiring lone wolves is part of ISIS' arsenal.
     
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    If he's inspired by ISIS, he's not a lone wolf then. His motivation and political motivation are one and the same with ISIS and at the point of action, he's just an ISIS proxy agent. Lone Wolf to me says somebody with their own political motivations or mental health issues.

    Wasn't the whole point of Al Qaeda to not have a control structure and to encourage isolated cells? That doesn't make each cell lone wolves.
     
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    Where?
     
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    Turns out to be a car that mounted the pavement on Westminster Bridge, plowing into people, one woman apparently dead, many injured. Same driver as the police attacker. On Sky they said there had been "explosions heard"....
     
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    I think that's from the very early reports. It seems some mistook either the gun shots or car crashing as an explosion.
     
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    Makes sense, thanks.
     
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    I didn't say lone wolf, just that reports are he's a lone knifeman who also used his car or van as a weapon. Any motivation is still to be determined, along with any description. Terrorism is assumed as it was a deliberate attack on parliament.
     
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    well they're still referred to as lone wolves or actors by experts like RUSI
     
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    One of the policemen has now died too
     
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    Wow, that comment section is a cesspool.
     
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