From the BBC’s live page:

What we know so far

  •  A policeman has been stabbed and his attacker shot by officers at the House of Parliament
  • Police are treating it as a “terrorist incident”
  • The attacker is reported to have mowed down several pedestrians as he drove a grey Hyundai car across Westminster Bridge before crashing it into railings
  • He is then reported to have run through the gates of the Palace of Westminster and stabbed the officer
  •  Eyewitnesses said he was shot by police as he approached a second officer clutching his knife
  • House of Commons and Lords in lockdown – as is nearby St Thomas’s hospital
  • Public urged to avoid the area and Westminster Underground station is closed
  • Prime Minister Theresa May was seen being ushered into a silver Jaguar in the grounds of the Palace of Westminster as what sounded like gunfire rang out at around 14:45 GMT
  • A Downing Street source confirmed the prime minster was “OK”.

That was at 5 p.m. their time. The attack started around 2:45 their time.

‘Increased chatter’ on extremist networks – AP

A European security official has told the AP news agency there was increased “chatter” on Jihadi networks Tuesday following the UK’s adoption of an electronics ban aboard flights from certain mostly Muslim countries.

But he said there was no information that Westminster incident was terror-related.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity.

Tory MP describes her reaction

Former education secretary Nicky Morgan told the Press Association: “The Division Bell had just gone and MPs were making their way to the House of Commons chamber. I was walking from Portcullis House along the path of Old Palace Yard when suddenly shots rang out.

“It takes a moment to realise that is actually gunfire and at that point people were yelling get down get back”

They share tweets from MPs:

Twitter video

A video on Twitter appearing to show people lying injured in the road on Westminster Bridge was posted by Radoslaw Sikorski.

Mr Sikorski, a senior fellow at Harvard Centre for European Studies, told the BBC: “I heard what I thought what I thought was just a collision and then I looked through the window of the taxi and someone down, obviously in great distress.

“Then I saw a second person down, and I started filming, then I saw three more people down, one of them bleeding profusely.”

The scariest item I’ve seen so far:

Donald Trump ‘briefed on situation’

US President Donald Trump “has been briefed on the situation” in London and is monitoring events, his press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted.

I’m not joking. It’s horrifying that he’s the one being briefed about this.

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