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.
Breaking: Big armed police response to car which has cashed into Parliament barriers we are now being moved back pic.twitter.com/rYAqExq6rn
— Vincent McAviney (@VinnyMcAv) August 14, 2018
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.