Police checking whether others involved in London attack-Fallon

Britain's threat level from global terrorism has been at "severe" for some time, which means an attack is highly likely.

The police closed off several roads in Birmingham as they raided that property.

Joint head of the journalism department Marie Kinsey said the group "didn't see much" of the incident but were aware something "of a serious nature" was happening.

She added: "There were people across the bridge".

He said there would be support for MPs and staff who "witnessed things they never expected to witness in their lives", he said. He had his details taken and was convinced to go to a police station with another officer.

A video of people reportedly rammed by a vehicle on Westminster Bridge before it crashed into the gates of Britain's Parliament perimeter also emerged on Twitter.

The three students were from Saint-Joseph school in Concarneau, in Western France, according to the French Foreign Ministry. There was no information to suggest that any Irish citizens were injured.

The British Parliament will put on a show of stoic defiance when MPs attempt to go about their daily duties, less than 24 hours after the terror attack.

The House of Commons, which was in session at the time, was suspended and lawmakers were asked to stay inside.

Images emerged of a auto crashed into the perimeter gate of Parliament, and witnesses later told CNN that they saw the vehicle mow down pedestrians. The driver then apparently crashed into railings, got out of the auto and attacked a policeman with a knife near the Palace Yard entrance to the House of Commons, before being shot.

An MP (member of Parliament) gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to the officer, who was stabbed trying to keep him alive.

George Eaton, a journalist with the New Statesman, said that from the window of Parliament's Press Gallery, he saw police shoot a man who charged at officers.

Shortly after 1.30am UK time, the United States president tweeted: "Spoke to UK Prime Minister Theresa May today to offer condolences on the terrorist attack in London".

May confirmed there was only one attacker. The assailant also died, police said, announcing a "full counter-terrorism investigation".

"I saw in all, five people down by a vehicle, including one person bleeding heavily from the head, and another person lying unconscious".

"The location of this attack was no accident".

As a large area of Central London was sealed off, hundreds of politicians and staff, as well as visitors inside the Houses of Parliament, were placed in lock-down as a huge security operation swung into action.

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