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Two people were injured when a car drove into security barriers outside the British parliament on Tuesday and the driver - a man in his 20s - was arrested, emergency services said, with counter-terrorism police leading the investigation into the incident which is being treated as a terrorist incident.
London’s Ambulance Service said it had treated two people for injuries at the scene and they had been taken to hospital. Neither of those hurt were believed to have suffered serious injuries and police said they were trying to piece together what had happened.
Stage - Incident - Metropolitan - Police - Statement
"At this stage, we are treating this as a terrorist incident," the Metropolitan Police said in an emailed statement. The driver of the car, a man in his late 20s, was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses, the police said.
“While we are keeping an open mind, the Met’s Counter-Terrorism Command is leading the investigation into the #Westminster incident,” London’s Metropolitan Police said on Twitter.
Police - Male - Driver - Car - Scene
Earlier, police said the male driver of the car had been arrested at the scene of the crash which occurred at 0637 GMT.
At 0737hrs today, a car was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of Parliament. The male driver of the car was detained by officers at the scene. A number of pedestrians have been injured. Officers remain at the scene. We will issue further info when we have it.
Reuters - Witness - Jason - Williams - Car
Quoted by Reuters, witness Jason Williams said the car had struck a barrier on a lane used for access to the parliament building with force. He said...
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