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URGENT: UK parliament in lockdown after ‘shots fired’

Britain’s Houses of Parliament were in lockdown on Wednesday after staff said they heard shots fired, triggering a security alert.

“We were called at approx 2:40 pm to reports of an incident at Westminster Bridge. Being treated as a firearms incident — police on the scene,” police said on Twitter.

A staff member in parliament who did not want to be named told AFP: “I definitely heard shots. I saw someone in dark clothing go down.”

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© Agence France-Presse

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