March 22, 2017 / 5:47 PM / 4 months ago

Police officer killed in UK parliament attack - BBC

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Emergency services respond after an incident on Westminster Bridge in London, Britain March 22, 2017.Hannah McKay/Files

LONDON (Reuters) - A police officer was among the people killed in an attack just outside Britain's parliament building, the BBC reported on Wednesday, quoting a lawmaker who provided medical assistance.

The officer died at the scene, the BBC said.

An assailant stabbed a policeman and was shot by police just outside Britain's parliament building in London on Wednesday in what police described as a "terrorist incident".

Reporting by Andy Bruce; editing by Stephen Addison

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