The London Police officer who was stabbed to death in the London terror attack on Wednesday, March 22 has been identified as PC Keith Palmer. Palmer was one of five people killed in the attack, which took place just outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Police said 40 other people were wounded.
The attack began on the Westminster Bridge when the unidentified attacker used his car to run over pedestrians. Scotland Yard says the terrorist then crashed into a fence near the Parliament building and jumped out, which is when he attacked police officers with a knife, stabbing Palmer before he was shot and killed.
During a press conference, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said that the 48-year-old Palmer was a husband and father who served in the Metropolitan Police force for 15 years. He was a part of the “parliamentary and diplomatic protection command,” Rowley said.
According to the BBC, Tobias Ellwood, the Foreign Office Minister and a Member of Parliament, was seen trying to save Palmer’s life. Ellwood, a former officer in the British Army, performed mouth-t-mouth resuscitation to try to save Palmer.
Furthermore, the BBC says that Palmer was not armed during the time of the attack. After attacking Palmer, the man was shot by armed officers and died. Police confirmed around 5:40 P.M. local time that the still-unidentified suspect was dead.
Who Was PC Keith Palmer?
Keith Palmer, a 48-year-old husband and father who served in the Metropolitan Police force for 15 years, was a part of the “parliamentary and diplomatic protection command.” He was killed in the terror attack on Parliament on Wednesday, March 22.