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Police still seeking 1 assailant in London terror attack outside UK parliament

Police are reportedly still searching for one of the two people believed to have launched Wednesday’s attack outside the British parliament building.

world Updated: Mar 22, 2017 23:40 IST
Armed police walk past emergency services attending to injured people on the floor outside the Houses of Parliament, London, on March 22, 2017.
Armed police walk past emergency services attending to injured people on the floor outside the Houses of Parliament, London, on March 22, 2017. (AP)

Police are still searching for one of the two people believed to have launched Wednesday’s attack outside the British parliament building, assistant editor of the Daily Telegraph newspaper Christopher Hope tweeted, citing senior government sources.

A BBC journalist said two assailants were believed to have been in a vehicle involved in the attack.

“BBC understands from multiple sources two assailants in vehicle on Westminster Bridge,” BBC correspondent Dominic Casciani said on Twitter.

Wednesday’s chaos unfolded after 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, 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.

A police officer was also among those killed in an attack just outside Britain’s parliament building, the BBC reported on Wednesday, quoting a lawmaker who provided medical assistance.

The officer reportedly died at the scene.

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to chair a meeting of the government’s emergency security committee.

“There is a COBR meeting taking place today,” a spokesman at the office of the British Prime Minister said.

The attacks come on the anniversary of the suicide bombings in the Brussels airport and subway that killed 32 people.