London, March 23 – Three people and a terrorist were dead after an attacker brought carnage to central London on Wednesday, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and hacking at police with knives in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.
At least 20 people were hit on the crowded bridge when a 4×4 drove along the pavement, knocking down pedestrians before crashing into a fence below Big Ben, the local media reported.
An intruder, described by a witness as “middle-aged and Asian”, then managed to break into the grounds of the Parliament where he fatally stabbed a police officer with two knives, the Daily Mail reported.
The policeman died at the scene. The attacker, who was shot by armed officers, died after he was taken to hospital.