HUFFINGTON POST
03/22/2017 01:53 pm ET Updated Mar 22, 2017

British Lawmaker Tried To Save The Life Of Policeman Stabbed In Parliament Attack

Tobias Ellwood remained with the officer until medical crews arrived.

A British lawmaker tried to help save the life of a policeman who was fatally stabbed during Wednesday’s attack outside the United Kingdom’s Houses of Parliament in London.

Tobias Ellwood, a member of Parliament and British foreign minister for the Middle East and Africa, rushed to the side of officer Keith Palmer, attempting to give him CPR and to stop the blood flowing from his wound by applying pressure, according to the Telegraph

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Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images

Ellwood, a former soldier, then stayed with the officer until medical crews arrived before returning to work. It was later reported that the officer died.

Tobias Ellwood, right, with former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Saudi Arabia in 2016.
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Tobias Ellwood, right, with former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Saudi Arabia in 2016.

According to HuffPost UK, Ellwood’s brother Jon died in the 2002 bombings at a nightclub in Bali, Indonesia, and Ellwood went there to retrieve his brother’s body.

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