Networks Break in to Cover London Attack

By Chris Ariens Comment

The cable news networks are in rolling coverage of an a possible terror attack outside Britain’s Houses of Parliament. The inciden happened around 2:40 p.m. London time (10:40 a.m. ET). Police are treating it as a terror incident “until we know otherwise,” they say in a statement.

Alex Wagner anchored a CBS News special report at 11:00 a.m. ET with reporting from Jonathan Vigliotti in London; NBC’s Lester Holt broke in at 11:10 a.m. with Kelly Cobiella reporting ,and ABC’s Tom Llamas anchored a special report at 11:17 a.m. with Lama Hasan.

On cable, Bloomberg had the news at 10:49 a.m., Fox News broke in at 10:54, CNNI at 10:55, MSNBC and CNBC at 10:58, and CNN and FBN at 10:59 a.m. ET.

At least a dozen people were injured when a suspect rammed a vehicle into a crowd on Westminster Bridge then continued to strike a gate around the Houses of Parliament. The suspect stabbed a police officer and was then shot.

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As of 2 p.m. ET, police confirm four people are confirmed dead, including the armed police officer who was stabbed, and the attacker.

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