March 22, 2017 1:22 PM EDT

Britain’s parliament was on lockdown Wednesday after an attacker stabbed a police officer and was subsequently shot by police.

Around the same time on Westminster Bridge, near parliament, a vehicle struck several people, leaving one woman dead and several others with “catastrophic” injuries, officials said.

Until proven otherwise, London police are treating the incident as a terrorist attack, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement.

“The Metropolitan Police Service is dealing with the incident and urgent investigation is underway. My thoughts are with those affected and their families,” Khan said in his statement, which he posted on Twitter.

 

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