Published: Wed, August 15, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Pedestrians injured in crash outside parliament in London

Pedestrians injured in crash outside parliament in London

A man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism Tuesday morning after he plowed a auto into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London during rush hour, injuring at least three people, officials said.

The suspect, said to be in his late 20s, was arrested after driving a silver Ford Fiesta through a crowd before going into the opposite lane and crashing into security barriers.

Police stand in the street after a auto crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, Britain, on Tuesday.

Footage on social media showed heavily armed police response units arriving at the scene, with the area outside the Parliament building in central London cordoned off. Police appealed to the public to stay away, and the Westminster Tube station was closed.

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The force said: "At 7.37am today, Tuesday, August 14, a vehicle was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of Parliament". "I could see the pedestrians been seen to", he said, "my first instinct was to get away". Masood was then shot dead by police. Video from Sky News showed a man being detained.

London police say that a c. Forensics officers work on the auto that crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament to the right of a bus.

In a tweet, the Metropolitan Police stated that two pedestrians are injured.

The crash occurred at 7:37 am local time, according to Metropolitan Police.

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Another witness, Ewelina Ochab, said the vehicle did not appear to have a front registration plate.

In June 2017, eight people were killed and 48 injured when three terrorists drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before leaving the van and stabbing dozens of people in nearby bars at Borough Market.

"I was walking on the other side [of the road]. I heard some noise and someone screamed", she said. London Ambulance Service said its staff treated two people at the scene.

The force has confirmed the suspect is being questioned at a south London police station, where he remains in custody but is "refusing to cooperate".

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"I saw the auto crash into the barrier outside Westminster Palace, with smoke coming out of the vehicle".

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