23 March 2017

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In Depth Timeline London Parliament Westminster Terror Attack

Timeline London Parliament Westminster Terror Attack 

How the London Parliament Terror Attack Unfolded

On 22 March 2017, a terrorist attack occurred in England, on Westminster Bridge, in Parliament Square and within the grounds of the Palace of Westminster, in central London.

UK Prime minister Theresa May described the attack as “sick and depraved”, but said it would not undermine British values. Parliament will sit as normal on Thursday, she said.

PM May was evacuated from the parliament building within minutes and driven to Downing Street. The area was locked down and the Thames closed to all vessels between Vauxhall and Embankment as the Palace of Westminster and nearby buildings were searched by armed police.
Some MPs were confined to the Commons chamber for nearly five hours after parliamentary business was suspended.

Scotland Yard declared the attack in Westminster, which began at about 2.40pm London time, “a terrorist incident”

The terror attack began at the south London end of Westminster bridge when a driver in a Hyundai 4X4 mounted the pavement at around 2.30pm UK time mowing down the first pedestrians.

He continued along the pavement, ploughing through at least a dozen victims in total, before coming to a stop at the Houses of Parliament where he crashed his Hyundai 4X4 into railings.
One of the casualties, a woman, either jumped or fell over the railings on the side of the bridge into the River Thames below, sustaining severe injuries from the fall.

The vehicle continued on and crashed into railings outside the Houses of Parliament. The individual, a man wearing black clothes, exited the vehicle and entered the grounds of the nearby New Palace Yard, where he stabbed Keith Palmer, an unarmed police officer, with a knife. After warning the attacker, two armed police officers shot the man four times; despite attempts to resuscitate him, he died of his injuries at the site.

The Guardian reported Five people have died, including a policeman and the attacker.
Approximately 40 other people were injured. Several are still being treated for serious injuries, including two police officers. The assailant drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing two people, before crashing it outside parliament and trying to enter the complex, armed with a knife. He stabbed an unarmed police officer who later died from the injuries, before armed police shot him. The police officer was identified as 48-year-old PC Keith Palmer, who had 15 years of service with the parliamentary and diplomatic protection service. He was a husband and father, police said. Police believe the attacker struck alone and was inspired by Islamist-related international terrorism. They think they know his identity and are investigating possible associates. Three French high school students, four British university students and two Romanians were among those injured when the attacker drove into pedestrians.
One woman was thrown or jumped into the Thames from the bridge. She was rescued from the water but had sustained serious injuries.

Although some reports gave descriptions of two supposed attackers, the police confirmed that they believed that there was only one person involved. Still UK police have not revealed the identity of the terrorist.
Media reported that the man was Asian. Still name and photo of terrorist is not released by the UK Police.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Destination Infinity March 23, 2017  

This looks more like a single person going berserk than a 'coordinated' terror attack.

Destination Infinity