Former cabinet minister Anna Soubry claimed she and the Security Minister Ben Wallace MP were ordered into the Parliament lobby “at gun point” by police officers during the ongoing Parliament terror incident .
She revealed the news in a tweet posted while Parliament was in lockdown following events on Wednesday (March 22) afternoon.
Another MP reported hearing gun shots as she made her way to the Commons debating chamber.
Ms Sourby said: “Armed officers ordered myself and Security Minister into lobby at gun point. Terrifying”
She added: “Colleagues taken out of the library at gun point by counter terrorist armed police officers.”
Prime Minister Theresa May was in Parliament at the time of the attack but is now back in Downing Street.
Witnesses said people "were running for their lives" as the scene unfolded.
Former education secretary Nicky Morgan said she was walking from Portcullis House, where many MPs’ offices are based, to Parliament when she heard gunshots.
“The Division Bell had just gone and MPs were making their way to the House of Commons chamber,” said Mrs Morgan.
“I was walking from Portcullis House along the path of Old Palace Yard when suddenly shots rang out.
“It takes a moment to realise that is actually gunfire and at that point people were yelling get down get back.
“They pushed us all back to the new building.
“We have at the back of our mind all the time that something terrible can happen.
"The first thing is that actually gunfire? Have you misheard?
"But the reaction of the officers around made it very clear this is a very serious situation.”
Four people died in the attacks, which saw a car drive into a group of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, before a policeman was reportedly stabbed in the grounds of Parliament.
A suspect has been shot by police.
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