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Theresa May 'bundled into car' by police with firearms drawn

She was escorted to the vehicle by at least eight armed undercover police officers.

Image: Victoria Jones

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER Theresa May is safe after being driven from the scene in the aftermath of this afternoon’s incident at the House of Commons.

A statement from her Downing Street office confirmed the PM was safe.

She was seen getting into a car and being driven away from parliament.

News outlets describe her being either ‘bundled’ or ‘ushered’ into the vehicle around 40 metres from the gates of the parliament.

According to footage of her exit, seen by the Guardian, she was ushered by at least eight armed undercover police officers, some of whom had their firearms drawn.

She was taken to a black vehicle in the Speaker’s Court area of the complex, according to the paper.

Loud bangs can be heard in the background, but it’s unclear if they were gunshots, the paper reports.

The parliament is on lockdown after at least one person was shot by police outside the House of Commons. A number of people were also injured on Westminster Bridge.

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