A man went on a deadly rampage at London this Wednesday. The terrorist began plowing a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before stabbing an armed police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Four people were killed, including the attacker, and about 20 others were injured in what authorities called a terrorist incident.
Lawmakers, lords, staff and visitors were locked down after the man was shot by police within the perimeter of Parliament, near the iconic Big Ben clock tower. A doctor who treated the wounded from the bridge said some had ‘‘catastrophic’’ injuries. French teenagers on a school trip and two Romanian tourists were among the casualties.
Police said they were treating the attack as a terrorist incident and had launched a full counterterrorism investigation. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.