Welwyn Hatfield MP takes cover during gunshots

PUBLISHED: 15:05 22 March 2017 | UPDATED: 15:05 22 March 2017

MP Grant Shapps

MP Grant Shapps


The Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps tweeted saying that he had to ‘hit the ground’ and crawl after gunshots were heard outside Parliament.

Sounds similar to gunfire have been heard close to the Palace of Westminster.

Grant Shapps was walking through the cloisters to vote when he heard four gunshots.

The MP tweeted that police told him and other MPs to hit the ground and crawl.

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