UK Parliament terror attack: Eiffel Tower goes dark to pay tribute to victims – At least five people were killed.
(La tour Eiffel via Twitter)
The lights of the Eiffel Tower were turned off at midnight to pay respect for the victims of Wednesday’s vehicle and knife attack in Westminster.
— La tour Eiffel (@LaTourEiffel) March 22, 2017
Five people, including a police officer, were killed and more than 40 others were injured in the incident. The assailant was later shot dead. It is the first mass-casualty terrorist attack on Britain in over a decade, according to The Guardian.
People fled for their lives as a Hyundai 4×4 driven by the terrorist at about 2:40 pm indiscriminately ran into people on Westminster Bridge. The vehicle then careered off the road on to pavement a few metres away from Big Ben and the attacker tried to storm parliament armed with a knife.
Moments later, a police officer who was guarding parliament was fatally stabbed. The attacker, dressed in black, was shot by another armed officer and died of his injuries.