PSYOP: Who conducted the false flag terror attack on London’s Westminster Bridge? Ensuing British media circus points to a major manipulation of UK Parliament in progress.

 

 

 

PSYOP: Who conducted the false flag terror attack on London’s Westminster Bridge? Ensuing British media circus points to a major manipulation of UK Parliament in progress.

TMR Editor’s Note:
The following MSM (mainstream media) article is a perfect example of how terrorist attacks are dramatized in a way that only the London press is capable of.  There are multiple reasons for this staged false flag terror operation … in London … just before the Brexit trigger is pulled.  The most obvious objectives of this state-sponsored black operation are taken up in the following link.

False Flag Terror Attack Outside Of Parliament “Staged” To Distract From The GCHQ Wiretap Scandal

The bottom line here is that whenever and wherever a terror event is carried out, there are very specific goals to be accomplished by the true perpetrators.  The perps typically include CIA, MI6, MOSSAD, DGSE and GID.  This means that the Muslim and/or Arab patsies who are arrested for the crimes are merely planting their Middle Eastern false flags at the crime scene.  That’s not to say they didn’t do the crime, only that they were sent in to do it by their handlers at a specific time and place.

London Terror: Also Designed to Neutralize Resistance to Brexit Trigger

At the end of the day, it will be determined that virtually all terrorism is state-sponsored. And, that most of those culpable nation-states belong to the Anglo-American Axis* led by the world’s premier state terrorists–the United States and United Kingdom.  This military bloc—the Anglo-American Axis—represents the real “Axis of Terror” in the world today. 

The Millennium Report
March 23, 2016

*Anglo-American Axis:

The Anglo-American Axis is represented, first and foremost, by the major English-speaking countries of the world: USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Israel. The European member nations of NATO, such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands are also closely aligned with the AAA as are all the Scandinavian countries. So are the Asian Pacific Rim nations of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines. Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar also owe their allegiance to the AAA but some of these may be changing. The World Shadow Government is an ultra-secret, supranational organization which completely controls the Anglo-American Axis, as well as the European Union, NATO, among many other institutional entities which constitute the Global Control Matrix.
(Source: Vladimir Putin’s Russia: Perfect Foil To The Anglo-American Axis And Their New World ‘Order’)

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U.K. Parliament attack: Five dead and 40 injured in ‘sick and depraved terrorist incident’ at Westminster

Jill Lawless, Paisley Dodds and Danica Kirka, The Associated Press

LONDON — A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant, and 40 others were injured in what Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as a “sick and depraved terrorist attack.”

Lawmakers, lords, staff and visitors were locked down after the man was shot by police within the perimeter of Parliament, just metres from entrances to the building itself and in the shadow of the iconic Big Ben clock tower. He died, as did three pedestrians on the bridge, and the police officer.

A doctor who treated the wounded from the bridge said some had “catastrophic” injuries. Three police officers, several French teenagers on a school trip and two Romanian tourists were among the casualties.

Police said they were treating the attack as terrorism. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Metropolitan Police counterterrorism chief Mark Rowley said police believed there was only one attacker, “but it would be foolish to be overconfident early on.” He said an unarmed policeman, three civilians and the attacker died. Forty others, including three police officers, were injured.

Islamic extremism was suspected in the attack, Rowley said, adding that authorities believe they know the assailant’s identity but would not reveal it while the investigation was ongoing.

The threat level for international terrorism in the U.K. was already listed at severe, meaning an attack was “highly likely.”

Speaking outside 10 Downing St. after chairing a meeting of government’s emergency committee, COBRA, May said that level would not change. She said attempts to defeat British values of democracy and freedom through terrorism would fail.

“Tomorrow morning, Parliament will meet as normal,” she said. Londoners and visitors “will all move forward together, never giving in to terror and never allowing the voices of hate and evil to drive us apart.”

Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP

Stefan Rousseau/PA via APConservative Member of Parliament Tobias Ellwood, centre, helps emergency services attend to an injured police officer outside the Houses of Parliament, London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

U.S. President Donald Trump was among world leaders offering condolences, and in Paris, the lights of the Eiffel Tower were to be dimmed in solidarity with London.

London has been a target for terrorism many times over past decades. Just this weekend, hundreds of armed police took part in an exercise simulating a “marauding” terrorist attack on the River Thames.

Wednesday was the anniversary of suicide bombings in the Brussels airport and subway that killed 32 people last year, and the latest events echoed recent vehicle attacks in Berlin and Nice, France.

In the House of Commons, legislators were holding a series of votes on pensions when deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle announced that the sitting was being suspended and told lawmakers not to leave.

Parliament was locked down for several hours, and the adjoining Westminster subway station was shuttered.

Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP

Stefan Rousseau/PA via APA man is treated by emergency services outside the Houses of Parliament London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The BBC is reporting that this is the suspect who allegedly stabbed a police officer before he was shot dead outside the U.K. Parliament in London.

Conservative lawmaker Tobias Ellwood, whose brother was killed in the Bali terror attack in 2002, performed first aid on the wounded police officer, who later died. About 10 yards away lay the assailant.

“I tried to stem the flow of blood and give mouth to mouth while waiting for the medics to arrive but I think he had lost too much blood,” Ellwood said. “He had multiple wounds, under the arm and in the back.”

Police later identified the police officer who died as Keith Palmer, 48.

Metropolitan Police via AP

Police officer Keith Palmer was killed in the London terror attack. (Metropolitan Police via AP)

Metropolitan Police via APPolice officer Keith Palmer was killed in the London terror attack.

The attack began early Wednesday afternoon as a driver in a gray SUV slammed into pedestrians on the bridge linking Parliament to the south bank of the River Thames.

Former Polish foreign minister Radek Sikorski was in a car crossing the bridge when he heard “something like a car hitting metal sheet” and then saw people lying on the pavement.

“I saw one person who gave no signs of life. One man was bleeding from his head. I saw five people who were at least seriously injured,” Sikorski told Poland’s TVN24.

Ambulances arrived within minutes to treat people who lay scattered along the length of the bridge. One bloodied woman lay surrounded by a scattering of postcards.

Police said one injured woman was pulled from the river.

The car crashed into railings on the north side of the bridge, less than 200 yards (meters) from the entrance to Parliament. As people scattered in panic, witnesses saw a man holding a knife run toward the building.

“The whole crowd just surged around the corner by the gates just opposite Big Ben,” said witness Rick Longley. “A guy came past my right shoulder with a big knife and just started plunging it into the policeman. I have never seen anything like that. I just can’t believe what I just saw.”

Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP

Stefan Rousseau/PA via APEmergency services attend to injured people outside the Palace of Westminster, London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

The attacker managed to get past a gate into Parliament’s fenced-in New Palace Yard, a cobbled courtyard in the shadow of the Big Ben clock tower.

Daily Mail journalist Quentin Letts said a man in black attacked the police officer before being shot two or three times as he tried to storm into the building.

“As this attacker was running towards the entrance two plain-clothed guys with guns shouted at him what sounded like a warning, he ignored it and they shot two or three times and he fell,” Letts told the BBC.

The attacker fell to the cobbles just yards from the entrance to 1,000-year-old Westminster Hall, the oldest part of the parliamentary complex, busy with visitors and school groups. Beyond that, a corridor leads to the building’s Central Lobby, flanked by House of Commons and House of Lords chambers.

The prime minister was among lawmakers near the Commons at the time of the attack, and was quickly ushered away by security officers and driven back to Downing Street.

Matt Dunham/Associated Press

Matt Dunham/Associated PressEmergency services staff provide medical attention close to the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. London police say they are treating a gun and knife incident at Britain’s Parliament “as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise.” Officials say a man with a knife attacked a police officer at Parliament and was shot by officers.

To get that far, the attacker would have had to evade the armed officers who patrol the Parliament complex in pairs, as well as Parliament’s own security staff, who don’t carry guns.

The attack unfolded near some of the city’s most famous tourist sites, including the London Eye, a large Ferris wheel with pods that overlook the capital. It was halted after the attack, stranding visitors in the pods, with an aerial view of the attack scene.

London Ambulance Service said medics treated 12 people for serious injuries and eight who were less seriously hurt.

Dr. Colleen Anderson of St. Thomas’ Hospital said some of the wounded had “catastrophic” injuries.

The French Foreign Ministry said that three students on a school trip from Saint-Joseph in the Brittany town of Concarneau were among the injured. Two Romanians were also among the injured, the country’s Foreign Ministry said.

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with May by telephone and applauded “the quick response of British police and first responders,” spokesman Sean Spicer said.

ITN via AP

ITN via APIn this image taken from video emergency personnel gather around a body on the southside of Westminster Bridge that leads to the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, March 23, 2017 after the House of Commons sitting was suspended as witnesses reported sounds like gunfire outside.

London has often been the target of terrorist attacks, from IRA campaigns in the 1970s and 80s to more recent Islamist plots.

On July 7, 2005, four al-Qaida-inspired British bombers blew themselves up on three subway trains and a bus in London, killing 52 people.

British security forces say they have thwarted some 13 terror plots over the past four years, but in recent years the U.K. has largely been spared major international terror attacks such as the ones seen in Belgium and France.

Last year, a far-right supporter shot and killed British lawmaker Jo Cox, who had campaigned for the U.K. to remain in the European Union. Prior to that, an attacker claiming to be motivated by Syria stabbed three people at a London subway station.

The most gruesome recent attack occurred in 2013 when two Muslim converts of Nigerian descent attacked Lee Rigby, a British soldier who was walking down the street. The men ran Rigby down with their vehicle and then used a cleaver to hack him to death as bystanders watched in horror.

The leader of Britain’s House of Commons says a man attacked a police officer at Parliament and has been shot by police.

David Lidington says the Parliament complex is in lockdown.

He says there are reports of further violent incidents neaby, and police say they have been called to a firearms incident on nearby Westminster Bridge.

Witnesses said a vehicle struck several people on the bridge, and photos showed a car plowed into railings.

Here’s the latest update from the Associated Press, and what we know for sure so far:

The leader of Britain’s House of Commons says a man has been shot by police at Parliament. David Liddington also said there were “reports of further violent incidents in the vicinity.”

London’s police said officers had been called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge, near the parliament.

A session of Parliament was suspended after the incident.

Britain’s MI5 says it is too early to say if the incident is terror-related.

Westminster station on the London Underground has been closed as police respond to the scene.

Police say they received a call about the “firearms incident” around 2:40 p.m. GMT.

While police have not confirmed a second incident on Westminster bridge, eyewitnesses report a car drove into pedestrians. Live video from the Telegraph shows emergency responders attending to injuries on the bridge, which runs beside the parliament buildings.

A witness told Times journalist Peter Yeung that many people were injured on Westminster bridge after a vehicle reportedly struck several people.

Here is the latest from AP:

London police say they are treating a gun and knife incident at Britain’s Parliament “as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise.”

The Metropolitan Police says in a statement that the incident is ongoing. It is urging people to stay away from the area.

Officials say a man with a knife attacked a police officer at Parliament and was shot by officers.

There are also reports of a vehicle hitting pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge.

From AP: The former Polish foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski posted a video on Twitter that seems to show people lying injured in the road on Westminster Bridge.

Sikorski, a senior fellow at the Harvard Centre for European Studies, says he saw at least five people lying on the ground after being “mown down” by a car.

Sikorski told the BBC he “heard what I thought what I thought was just a collision and then I looked through the window of the taxi and someone down, obviously in great distress.

“Then I saw a second person down, and I started filming, then I saw three more people down, one of them bleeding profusely.”

The White House says U.S. President Donald Trump has been briefed on a gun and knife incident at Britain’s Parliament in London, The Associated Press reports.

Trump himself said during a brief appearance Wednesday before reporters at the White House that he was just getting the news. He called it “big news.”

Trump’s spokesman, Sean Spicer, says the U.S. will continue to monitor the situation and update the president.

London Ambulance Service Deputy Director of Operations Pauline Cranmer said in a statement:

“We were called at 2.40pm to Westminster Bridge to reports of an incident, with the first crew arriving within six minutes.

“We have sent a number of resources to the scene including ambulance crews, London’s Air Ambulance and our Hazardous Area Response Team.

“We are working closely with other members of the emergency services at the scene, with our priority being to ensure patients receive the medical help they need as quickly as possible.

“We have declared a major incident and our priority is to assess patients and ensure that they are treated and taken to hospital as soon as possible.

“As we are very busy dealing with this incident, we would ask the public to only call us in a genuine emergency.”

Metropolitan Police (the London service) is asking those with eyewitness photos to share them with them here. They are also asking people to show restraint in sharing images of the injured online.

Emergency personnel gather around a body on the southside of Westminster Bridge that leads to the Houses of Parliament in London. (ITN via AP)

From AP:

Witness Rick Longley told the Press Association that he saw a man stab a policeman outside Britain’s Parliament.

“We were just walking up to the station and there was a loud bang and a guy, someone, crashed a car and took some pedestrians out,” he said.

“They were just laying there and then the whole crowd just surged around the corner by the gates just opposite Big Ben.

“A guy came past my right shoulder with a big knife and just started plunging it into the policeman.

“I have never seen anything like that. I just can’t believe what I just saw.”

Lawmaker Adam Holloway told the AP he saw people running and immediately ran into his offices in Parliament to be with his staff. “A lot of us are locked in with our staff at the moment,” he said.

Victims are treated by emergency services near Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

The attack outside British parliament has legislatures on this side of the pond stepping up security.

Security services at Queen’s Park, the seat of Ontario’s government, sent the following statement to staff and reporters who work in the precinct:

“An incident has occurred on the Westminster Bridge outside of the House of Commons in London.

This incident is currently being investigated by the police. As it is an ongoing investigation, the accuracy of the information being reported is still being confirmed or verified.

As a precautionary measure, you will observe and increased uniform presence and an elevated level of security within the Legislative Precinct.”

Many MPs are still locked in the House of Commons

Liberal Democrat Paul Scriven is also tweeting from inside the Houses of Parliament.

Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood, centre, stands amongst the emergency services at the scene outside the Palace of Westminster. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

Emergency services staff provide medical attention to injured people close to the Houses of Parliament in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Poland’s former foreign minister, Radek Sikorski, says he was in a taxi leaving Westminster and was checking his email when he heard something like a car crash, “something like a car hitting metal sheet.”

“I look up and I see that a person is lying on the pavement. I started my camera and I saw more people lying on the street and on the pavement,” Sikorski said on Poland’s TVN24.

“People started running up to them. I saw one person who gave no sign of life, another man was bleeding from his head. In all, I saw five people who were at least seriously injured,” he said.

“The taxi driver immediately called the emergency number. I heard ambulances within two or three minutes, so the rescue action was really very quick. There is a hospital near there.”

“It all happened so fast that there was no time to get scared,” said Sikorski who posted his video on Twitter.

— The Associated Press

A doctor has confirmed to the Associated Press that one woman has died:

A doctor says a woman has died and about a dozen people are hurt, some with “catastrophic” injuries, after a vehicle apparently hit pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, near Parliament.

Colleen Anderson of St Thomas’ Hospital says a female pedestrian has died.

Anderson said: “There were people across the bridge. There were some with minor injuries, some catastrophic. Some had injuries they could walk away from or who have life-changing injuries.”

She said there might be a dozen injured in all.

Paramedics load a victim into the back of an ambulance as members of the emergency services work on Westminster Bridge. (NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP/Getty Images)

An Air Ambulance comes in to land as emergency services attend to injured persons outside the Houses of Parliament, London. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

Commander BJ Harrington of the Metropolitan Police makes a statement outside of New Scotland Yard. Jack Taylor/Getty Images

A senior police commander says the attack at London’s Parliament has been declared a terrorist incident and “a full counterterrorism investigation is underway.”

Commander B.J. Harrington says “a number” of people have been injured, including police officers.

He says additional police officers, armed and unarmed, will be deployed across London during the evening rush hour as part of efforts to keep people safe.

The London Ambulance Service says it has treated at least 10 injured people on Westminster Bridge after a vehicle hit pedestrians.

It says the first ambulance arrived within six minutes of the first call at 2:40 p.m. GMT.

Ambulances, an air ambulance and a Hazardous Area Response Team were all sent to the scene.

One woman has been confirmed dead, and a body was seen lying in the yard of Parliament, where a knifeman stabbed a police officer and was shot by police.

People began leaving the Houses of Parliament about two hours after the incident.

Traffic is pictured at a standstill on Westminster Bridge, as members of the emergency services work to treat victims, adjacent to the Houses of Parliament in central London. (Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images)

British port officials say they pulled a woman from the Thames River following the incident on Westminster Bridge.

The Port of London Authority says a female member of the public was recovered from the river, injured but alive.

The authority says it has closed the river between Vauxhall Bridge and Embankment while a major security operation is under way after a suspected terror attack at the Houses of Parliament in London.

— The Associated Press

A body is covered by a sheet outside the Houses of Parliament in London. It’s not known if it is the body of the attacked who was shot dead after he stabbed a police officer. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

The emergency committee known as Cobra coordinates the high-level response to serious incidents. It brings together government ministers with senior officials of the emergency services and security and intelligence agencies.

Such meetings are held after serious incidents such at the July 7, 2005, attack on London transport services.

The Wednesday meeting is held in the briefing room of the Cabinet Office on Whitehall.

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons in London on March 22, 2017, before the attack outside the British Parliament. (Handout/AFP/Getty Images)

PM Theresa May will chair a meeting of the government emergency committee to discuss the response to the terror incident in London.

The emergency committee known as Cobra coordinates the high-level response to serious incidents. It brings together government ministers with senior officials of the emergency services and security and intelligence agencies.

Such meetings are held after serious incidents such at the July 7, 2005, attack on London transport services.

The Wednesday meeting is held in the briefing room of the Cabinet Office on Whitehall.

— The Associated Press

French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says that French high school students are among the wounded in the attack in London.

In a tweet Wednesday, Cazeneuve offered support to the British as well as to “the French students wounded, their families and their schoolmates.”

Three students on a school trip from Saint-Joseph high school in the Brittany town of Concarneau were among the injured, according to the French foreign ministry.

The ministry said it is in contact with British authorities.

London is a common destination for French school trips.

— The Associated Press

A vehicle mowed down pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge, killing at least one woman and leaving others with injuries described as catastrophic. Around the same time Wednesday, a knife-wielding attacker stabbed a police officer and was shot on the grounds outside Britain’s Parliament, sending the compound into lockdown. Authorities said they were treating the attacks as a terrorist incident.

— The Associated Press

Armed officers attend to the scene outside Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. ( Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

The BBC reported that the police officer who was stabbed outside Parliament has died.
The BBC is reporting that this is the suspect who allegedly stabbed a police officer before he was shot outside the U.K. Parliament in London. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

The head of counterterrorism at London’s Metropolitan Police, says four people have died in the terror incident in London, including an attacker and a police officer.

Mark Rowley says some 20 people have been wounded and Parliament was locked down. A search is underway to make certain no other attackers are in the area – though police believe there was only one attacker.

Rowley said the dead policeman was one of the armed officers who guard Parliament. The other victims were on Westminster Bridge.

Rowley says “We are satisfied at this stage that it looks like there was only one attacker. But it would be foolish to be overconfident early on.”

— The Associated Press

Watch the press conference here: https://www.periscope.tv/w/1mrxmenrynvxy

The head of counterterrorism at London’s Metropolitan Police, says four people have died in the terror incident in London, including an attacker and a police officer.

Mark Rowley says some 20 people have been wounded and Parliament was locked down. A search is underway to make certain no other attackers are in the area – though police believe there was only one attacker.

Rowley said the dead policeman was one of the armed officers who guard Parliament. The other victims were on Westminster Bridge.

Rowley says “We are satisfied at this stage that it looks like there was only one attacker. But it would be foolish to be overconfident early on.”

— The Associated Press

The White House is condemning the attacks in London involving a car rampage and knife attack. President Donald Trump is said to be monitoring developments.

Spokesman Sean Spicer said Wednesday Trump spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May and said that the White House applauds “the quick response of British police and first responders” and condemns the attacks.

A vehicle mowed down pedestrians on a bridge and the attacker then stabbed a police officer outside the British Parliament. At least four people died, including the attacker and a police officer.

Spicer says that the city of London and the British government have the “full support” of the U.S. as they investigate the attack.

The U.S. Homeland Security Department says the security posture in the United States has not changed in the wake of the attack.

— The Associated Press

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley of the Metropolitan Police makes a statement outside of New Scotland Yard on March 22, 2017 in London, England. He says four people have died in the terror incident, including an attacker and a police officer. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Canada’s Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale in a file photo.(Justin Tang/ The Canadian Press)

Goodale says Canada stands ready to help Britain in any way it can after what’s believed to be a terrorist incident left at least four dead in London.

Goodale says he’s spoken with British Home Secretary Amber Rudd to offer Canada’s assistance.

He says there’s no change in the threat level in Canada.

But he says Canadian security agencies are taking all appropriate steps.

— The Canadian Press

From AP:

Conservative parliamentarian Tobias Ellwood, whose brother was killed in the Bali terror attack in 2002, performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the police officer who was stabbed and later died. About 10 yards away from the police officer was the attacker who was shot dead by police after scaling the security wall toward the Parliament’s grounds.

Ellwood, who served in the British military and served in Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Kuwait and Cyprus, applied pressure to the police officer’s multiple lacerations.

Photographs showed Ellwood’s bloodied hands and face from the police officer’s wounds while the alleged attacker was seen nearby.

Pictured above is the suspect who allegedly killed three people and injured 20 others before he was shot dead outside parliament in London. (Photos by Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

The BBC reported that the first doctor on the scene of the attack was the chairman of the junior doctors’ committee at the British Medical Association. Dr. Jeeves Wijesuriya was already at Westminster when the attack happened.

“I saw the screaming and ran to help,” he told the BBC.

“The police got me in to help at the scene.

“We gave the officer cardiac massage and spent 52 minutes trying to resuscitate the other man.

“We did everything we could, in terms of basic life support and starting to triage injured people at the scene.”

The lockdown has ended after about four hours:

Here is the full statement from Mark Rowley, the national lead for Counter Terrorism Policing and the Acting Deputy Commissioner:

“I want to make a statement and will cover three main areas:

= what we know about the incident;
= the ongoing operation; and
= what London can expect over the coming days.

“As you know we have declared this a terrorist incident and the Counter Terrorism Command are carrying out a full scale investigation into the events today.

“The attack started when a car was driven over Westminster Bridge, hitting and injuring a number of members of the public and three police officers who were on their way back from a commendation ceremony.

“The car then crashed near to Parliament and at least one man – armed with a knife – continued the attack, trying to enter Parliament.

“Sadly – I can now confirm that four people have died. That includes a policeman who was protecting Parliament from the attack and one man we believe to be the attacker who was shot by a police firearms officer.

“The officer’s family have been made aware.

“At least 20 people have been injured.

“As part of long established and well rehearsed plans, Parliament was locked down and the Met responded in line with our plans for a marauding terrorist attack.

“That response included uniformed and specialist trained firearms officers.

“We have an ongoing operation – and whilst we currently believe there was only one attacker – I am sure the public will understand us taking every precaution in locking down and searching the area as thoroughly as possible.

“I know that the officials working within Parliament and the public completely understand why we need to do this and I thank them for their patience and support.

“This investigation has the full weight and expertise of the Counter Terrorism Command behind it. If there are people who saw the events unfold but haven’t yet spoken to police please get in touch with us.

“A crime scene will remain in place in the affected areas in Westminster – it is vital that we carry out a painstaking investigation to recover all possible evidence.

“Looking forward, throughout the rest of the day including when people are commuting home and over the days that follow, the people of London will see extra police officers – both armed and unarmed – out on our streets.

“This includes our officers working longer hours and extra shifts and with our colleagues at British Transport Police and the City of London.

“We can call on the support of the military should we need to at a future point.

“We are also in the process of opening our specialist Casualty Bureau to help those people who are worried that friends or family may have been caught up in the attack.

“We are reaching out and engaging with all communities across London to help reassure them.

“Our strength as a city is our ability to stand together at such terrible times.

“If anyone sees anything suspicious or that causes them concern please do contact us – don’t hesitate.

“My thoughts are with all those who have been affected by today’s attack – and as a service we have lost one of our own as he acted to protect the public and his colleagues.

“This is a day that we had planned for – that we all hoped would never happen – but sadly it is now a reality.

“The Met Police will continue to do all we can to protect the people of London.”

(Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
 My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones and to everyone who has been affected,” says London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
A forensic tent is seen near St Thomas’ Hospital close to the Palace of Westminster. (Lauren Hurley/PA via AP)

Police cordons are erected following a terrorist attack outside the Houses of Parliament. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

Police boats patrol outside the Houses of Parliament. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

Israel and Spain condemn attacks:

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy condemned the deadly attack in London’s Westminster on Wednesday and offered condolences to the British people in a telegram sent to his British counterpart Theresa May.

“An execrable terrorist act like the one that took place today is a reminder that we face complex challenges for the security of our societies,” said Rajoy in a transcript of the telegram distributed by Moncloa, the prime minister’s palace.

“We must remain united against these type of threats that affect all of us equally and that know no barriers,” Rajoy wrote, offering Spain’s support to the UK.

Israel, which that has faced a wave of Palestinian car ramming, stabbing and shooting assaults since 2015, also expressed solidarity with the victims of the London attack.

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said in a statement. “Israel expresses its deep shock at the terror attack in London today and its solidarity with the victims and with the people and government of Great Britain. Terror is terror wherever it occurs and we will fight it relentlessly.”

— The Associated Press

Three French students and two Romanians wounded in the attack:

A French government plane is set to fly to London Wednesday evening to bring the families of three French students wounded in the attacks at the British Parliament to their loved ones.

French President Francois Hollande announced the move in a statement Wednesday night after speaking with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

May confirmed to Hollande that three French high school students from France’s western Britanny region were wounded in the attacks, the statement said.

Hollande offered his condolences to May for those who died in the attacks and expressed France’s solidarity with Britain “in this tragic ordeal.”

“The British and French services are in close contact to conduct the investigation,” Hollande added.

London is a common destination for French school trips.

Romania’s foreign ministry says two Romanians were wounded in the attack.

The ministry said the two had been taken to a hospital for treatment. There were no further details on the identity of the two or how seriously they were injured. The ministry said it had been informed by authorities in London.

Four people were killed, including the attacker. About 20 others were injured.

— The Associated Press

Prime Minister Theresa May has condemned the “sick and depraved terrorist attack” in London and says the targeting of Parliament was no accident.

In a late-night statement outside her Downing Street office Wednesday, a defiant May said the nation will not give in to terror and those who targeted the seat of power in Britain.

She insisted that “tomorrow morning Parliament will meet as normal,” and urged the country to move on and behave as normal on Thursday.

May says “we will all move forward together, never giving in to terror and never allowing the voices of hate and evil to drive us apart.”

The prime minister confirmed that four people died in the attack and praised the security services who ran toward danger.”

— The Associated Press

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