Man held after pedestrians injured in Houses of Parliament vehicle crash

Armed police surround the car outside the Houses of Parliament

Armed police surround the car outside the Houses of Parliament

A police woman patrols on Westminster Bridge after a auto crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.

Khater was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism, under section 41 of the Terrorism Act (TACT) 2000, and detained under TACT. There is no ongoing chase.

Media reports said a cyclist was among the injured. He injured three people, but none of the injuries were life-threatening.

One man received treatment at the scene and two people were taken to hospital following the incident.

"At this early stage of the investigation, no other suspects at the scene have been identified or reported to police", he said.

The suspect who drove into barriers outside parliament in an attempted terror attack has been named as Salih Khater, according to Sky sources.

Police are searching three addresses in the Midlands after a suspected terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament.

Police have cordoned off the area around Westminster including several main roads. Parliament is not now in session.

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Six died after soldiers opened fire on the protesters in a response the opposition alliance called "disproportionate and unjustified".

Basu said "we don't believe this individual was known" to police or Britain's intelligence services.

In March 2017, Khalid Masood, 52, killed four people on nearby Westminster Bridge and stabbed an unarmed police officer to death in the grounds of parliament before being shot dead.

London's Metropolitan Police say no one is in a life-threatening condition following a auto crash outside the Houses of Parliament.

"The Met Police counter-terrorism unit are leading the inquiry and they remain open-minded about the incident".

Boris Johnson was reacting to news of an incident outside the Houses of Parliament where a number of pedestrians were injured as a auto crashed into security barriers.

London police say that a vehicle has crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament and that there are a number of injured. "I think it looked intentional-the auto drove at speed and towards the barriers", witness Ewalina Ochab tells the BBC.

"I saw smoke coming out of the vehicle".

In October previous year, 11 people were injured when a vehicle collided with pedestrians near London's Natural History Museum, raising fears of an attack, but police later said the incident was an accident.

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