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What We Know About the Attack in London Today

Four people were killed and at least 20 others were injured in an attack outside the British Parliament on Wednesday. Here's what you need to know.

  • Around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, a suspect drove a vehicle into pedestrians along the Westminster Bridge in London. The suspect crashed into a railing before fleeing the vehicle.
  • After fatally stabbing one police officer, the suspect was shot and killed by another officer, The New York Times reported.
  • The attack took place on the one-year anniversary of a suicide bombing in Brussels that left 32 people dead.
  • Officials haven't identified the suspect or attributed a motive to the attack yet, but the London Metropolitan Police announced that a "full counterterrorism investigation is underway" during a press conference Wednesday.
  • The Metropolitan Police has officially declared the attack a "terrorist incident," The Guardian reported.
  • The British Prime Minister was evacuated and the Parliament building was placed on lockdown in response to the attack.
  • Law enforcement said that there was only one suspect involved in the attack, according to the Associated Press.

This story is developing, and ATTN: will update with more information as it becomes available.

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