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Minister who tried to save policeman greets armed officer
March 24, 2017 / 11:09 AM / 9 months ago

Minister who tried to save policeman greets armed officer

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign affairs minister Tobias Ellwood greeted armed police at parliament on Friday, two days after he tried to revive an officer fatally stabbed in what security services believe was an Islamist-inspired attack.

British Member of Parliament Tobias Ellwood shakes hands with an armed police officer as he arrives at the Houses of Parliament, following a recent attack in Westminster, London, Britain March 24, 2017. Ellwood, a junior minister in the foreign office, tried to resuscitate a police officer stabbed to death in the attack on Britain's parliament. REUTERS/Darren Staple

Ellwood walked past floral tributes on the pavement to PC Keith Palmer and shook hands with an armed officer as he entered the gates of parliament.

Ellwood, a former captain in the British army, received widespread public attention when he was pictured on Wednesday with blood on his face and hands after joining unsuccessful attempts to revive Palmer.

Palmer was one of four people killed by a lone attacker who ploughed a vehicle into tourists on a bridge and then ran through the gates of parliament armed with a knife. The attacker was shot dead by armed police officers.

Writing by David Milliken; editing by Stephen Addison

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