An attack has been carried out on the Houses of Parliament, Westminster earlier today.

Reports indicate that a police officer was stabbed and the attacker shot by armed police. The police officer has since died.

There are also rumours of a car having been used and ploughed into the perimeter fence around the Palace of Westminster.

The area around the HoP has been cordoned off and Westminster Palace is in total lockdown, with staff and MP’s told to remain inside their offices.

Is this a terrorist attack? Is this a lone wolf? If it’s terrosim, who is it?

More as it comes in.

[UPDATES]: According to reports, the Westminster Underground Tube Station has be closed at the request of security services.

An eye witness account claims that the car that was used by the attacker on Westminster Bridge mowed down at least 5 people. A woman died at the scene of the attack.

Police are treating this as a terrorist incident until they have reason to believe otherwise.

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