Produced and edited by Jamie Han, Footage:Reuters, Reporter:Jim Pickard
We're in the FT's offices in the House of Commons and at about 2:35 this afternoon, these events happened where an individual described subsequently, as of Asian origin and middle-aged, he drove a four by four vehicle over pavement coming across Westminster Bridge back there, ploughing into eight or ten individuals of which some have been catastrophically injured. One woman is already dead according to doctors at St. Thomas hospital.
The man in question apparently then crashed his vehicle into the gates of Parliament. He got out of his vehicle, and he walked around the corner to the entrance of parliament, where there were three police officers. Two of them went off to get help. The remaining officer was stabbed by the attacker. He was carrying two large knives said to be seven or eight inches long.
And soon afterwards, three shots rang out. The police shot this man to the ground. We could see through the windows in the offices over there two people lying on the ground one of them presumed to be the police, one of them the assailant.
Subsequently, it's been very chaotic. The House of Commons has been in lockdown for several hours. The Prime Minister was removed from the commons, just that she was voting, by plainclothes officers and she was taken out of the House of Lords exit and carried away in a silver jaguar.
Other MPs have been stuck in various offices in Portcullis House, which is the offices above Westminster tube. Some of them have been stuck in the House of Commons. And today is [INAUDIBLE], which is a day where there a lot of visitors who come to Westminster. And out there, you can hear the sounds of children, they allow school groups out there, and other visitors, bishops, wandering around.
The whole place is in chaos, but obviously, there's always quite a heavy security presence here. That security presence has been magnified many times over this afternoon.