Rugby MP ‘safe’ after ‘terrorist incident’ outside Parliament

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey NNL-170702-114528001
Rugby MP Mark Pawsey NNL-170702-114528001

An aide for Rugby MP Mark Pawsey said he is safe along with the rest of the MPs after a ‘terrorist incident’ outside the Houses of Parliament today (Wednesday, March 22).

Commons leader David Lidington has told MPs the ‘alleged assailant was shot by armed police following a ‘serious’ incident outside the buildings in central London, according to the BBC.

There are also reports of multiple people being run over on Westminster Bridge.

The MP has told his office in Rugby that he is safe with the other members as Parliament is on lockdown as the situation is dealt with.

Witnesses said they saw people being treated for wounds with the air ambulance landing on Parliament Square and reported seeing a man with a knife in the grounds.

“It is being treated as a firearms incident,” a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.

“Officers - including firearms officers - remain on the scene and we are treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise.”

Westminster underground station has been shut at the police’s request, according to Transport for London.

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