Suspected terror attack outside Parliament
14 August 2018
A CAR crashed into the barriers outside the Houses of Parliament this morning in an incident that Police are treating as a suspected terrorist attack.
A number of pedestrians have been injured following the incident, which took place at 7:37am this morning, however officers do not believe that anyone is in a life-threatening condition. The driver of the car, a man in his late 20s, was arrested at the scene by armed officers. He has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in police custody. He was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences.
There was nobody else in the vehicle, which remains at the scene and is being searched. No weapons have been recovered at this stage. Police are considering it as a terrorist attack and a spokesperson for Scotland Yard said: "At this stage, we are treating this as a terrorist incident and the Met's Counter Terrorism Command is now leading the investigation."
London Ambulance said, “We have treated two people at the scene for injuries that are not believed to be serious and have taken them to hospital.”
Officers remain at the scene and cordons are in place to assist the investigation, so road closures are in place. Westminster Tube station is closed.