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Multiple People Injured After ‘Knife Wielding Man’

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Gun fire has been heard outside Westminster after knife-wielding man was seen in the area.

A police officer has been stabbed, while the assailant was shot by armed emergency services, a government minister said. At least a dozen other people have been injured, according to Reuters. The Press Association said two people were seen lying within Old Palace Yard, immediately outside Westminster Hall. An eye-witness at the scene also told The Huffington Post UK that an individual ran through the gates and two shots were fired. Then another shot was fired.

The witness said that a man suspected of being the assailant appeared to attack a police officer who fell to the ground. Shots were then fired and the assailant fell to the ground as he tried to get out of New Palace Yard. Sky’s Tamara Cohen added that the Prime Minister was “bundled out [of Parliament] by [a] plain clothes policeman” when the news broke.