Armed police have swooped on a man suspected of carrying a knife outside parliament – putting Westminster in lockdown.

Police have confirmed a man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a knife. Westminster is said to be on lockdown as police vehicles flood the scene.

Dramatic pictures show armed police pinning a man on the floor outside the House of Parliament – just yards from where Westminster attacker Khalid Masood rammed a vehicle into a fence and knifed PC Keith Palmer. The man, in his 30s, is said to have been tasered by police.

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