Man arrested after car crashes into UK parliament barrier

A man has been arrested after his car crashed into security barriers outside the UK’s Houses of Parliament. and injured several people.

London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement on Twitter that a number of pedestrians had been injured but did not say if they suspected terrorism, calling it only a “collision”.

“The male driver of the car was detained by officers at the scene,” a police statement said.

It later added that “officers do not believe that anybody is in a life-threatening condition.”

Images circulating on social media showed police holding the man, dressed in jeans and a black puffer jacket, in handcuffs.

Surrounding streets in the central London district had been cordoned off to the public. 

Euronews/NBC UK correspondent Vincent McAviney tweeted a video of the incident with armed police rushing to the scene.

The crash comes 17 months after Khalid Masood, a 52-year Brit, drove his vehicle at pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before fatally stabbing a policeman on guard outside parliament. 

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