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Firearms incident at Westminster

Discussion in 'Personal' started by RedQuilt, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. RedQuilt

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  2. slingshotsally

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  3. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Some reports saying a car mowed down people on Westminster Bridge.

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    From the Guardian:

    1m ago15:05

    Radosław Sikorski, a Polish politician, has spoken to the BBC saying:

    I didn’t see a car but I heard what I thought was a collision, I looked through the window of the taxi and I saw someone down obviously in great distress.

    He then saw a further four people down on the ground, “one bleeding profusely”, he said.

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    2m ago15:05

    According to Reuters, two people have been shot and at least a dozen injured.

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  4. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    Awful :(. Fingers crossed for the injured that they can get treated quickly and recover.
     
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  5. needabreak

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  6. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    On BBC reports that there were sounds of a car crash which seems to have run people down, then a man armed with a knife stabbed an officer before being shot. Whether the armed man was the same guy that was driving the car is unclear.
     
  7. peggylu

    peggylu Star commenter

    News special on BBC now. Being treated as a terrorist incident. Parliamentary offices in shutdown.

    Awful. :(
     
  8. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    how awful
     
  9. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Some people claiming that it was a group of French teenagers that were hit with a car.

    Nothing I want to say will get past the swear filter on here.
     
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  10. Moony

    Moony Lead commenter

    Crumbs Chief!
     
  11. frangipani123

    frangipani123 Established commenter

    Yes, BBC News saying a group of French school children hit - appalling. Still unfolding. Very shocking.
     
  12. peggylu

    peggylu Star commenter

    Oh I hope those children are ok. Worst school trip nightmares made real.
     
  13. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    There are children on trips to Westminster that are in a lockdown situation. I'm sure everyone is rallying around to ease their anxiety but even so. Nightmare.

    Just reporting that one woman has died from the bridge incident :(
     
  14. xmal

    xmal Occasional commenter

    Scottish parliament now in recess as a precaution.
     
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  15. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Lead commenter

    So many implications to so many people.
    Very sad.
     
  16. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    One woman has died.
     
  17. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    It seems the person who was shot was the assailant, shot by the police.
     
  18. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Suspect package found outside Westminster.

    I'm feel so sorry for those affected.

    But mostly, I just feel really, really really, really angry.
     
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  19. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    My sister lives near there, she was in the West End and unaware that anything was going on.
     
  20. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Yep - that and really, really upset.

    Another cowardly attack on innocent people.

    My sympathies to everyone involved and their families. :(
     
    needabreak, les25paul and RedQuilt like this.

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