Pedestrians injured in crash outside Parliament in London

14 August, 2018, 16:40 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Armed police stand in the street after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster London Britain

Video showed the driver being dragged out of his vehicle by a number of police officers.

Police are treating an attack on the Houses of Parliament as a "terrorist incident", they have confirmed.

The driver has been arrested and authorities say the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Command is leading the investigation.

Witnesses say the crash, which involved a small silver vehicle, appears to have been deliberate.

The London Metropolitan Police noted that they are "keeping an open mind" as the investigation unfolds.

The nearby Westminster subway station was closed, with police asking people to stay away from the area.

A CROWD of pedestrians has been injured after they were hit by a auto outside the British Houses of Parliament at Westminster in London.

Parliament Square has been closed as a result of the crash.

Armed police swooped into the area, arresting the driver and cordoning off streets surrounding the heart of Britain's government.

Later images showed police holding the man, dressed in jeans and a black puffer jacket, in handcuffs as roads around parliament were sealed off.


In addition to five attacks that occurred past year, authorities say they have stopped 13 Islamist and four extreme right-wing plots since the Westminster atrocity in March 2017.

The U.K. Parliament is now on its summer vacation, meaning most lawmakers are away.

"It looked deliberate", he said. So I don't know why someone would drive into the barrier.

Driving vehicles into pedestrians had been a feature of terror attacks in London in 2017. "There was a loud bang from the collusion and a bit of smoke", she said.

Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted that her "thoughts are with those injured in the incident in Westminster and my thanks to the emergency services for their immediate and courageous response".

Last year Khalid Masood murdered five people, including a police officer and injured 50, when he ploughed his auto into pedestrians in a terrorist attack.

"All Londoners, like me, utterly condemn all acts of terrorism on our city", London's Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Twitter. A number of people were injured in the attack, none with serious injuries.

Police say they are investigating the incident as terrorism but have not determined the driver's motive.

Britain is on its second-highest threat level of "severe", meaning an attack is considered highly likely and the authorities say a dozen Islamist plots had been foiled since Masood's attack in Westminster previous year.

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