The Counter-Terrorism Command of the London Metropolitan Police is main an investigation into an incident that noticed a automotive collide with obstacles outdoors the Homes of Parliament on Tuesday morning.
Two folks have been taken to native hospitals, however authorities stated the accidents aren’t believed to be life-threatening.
The incident unfolded at about 7:37 a.m. native time.
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A person in his late 20s was arrested on the scene on suspicion of terrorist offences, police stated. Photos from Sky Information and social media confirmed a person in a puffy black jacket who was surrounded by officers earlier than being handcuffed and led away from a silver automotive.
The incident resulted within the closure of the Westminster Tube station and police remained on the scene to assist with the investigation.
“At this stage, we’re treating this as a terrorist incident and the (Metropolitan Police) Counter Terrorism Command is now main the investigation,” the police stated in a press release.
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The Guardian reported that streets near Millbank, Victoria Tower Gardens and Parliament Sq. have been closed off as police attended to the scene.
Witness and businessman Jason Williams described to the Guardian being “shocked” by the scene.
“I used to be informed to maneuver and began to run,” he stated.
Eyewitnesses stated the automotive was travelling at excessive velocity when it hit a number of pedestrians and cyclists, then crashed into obstacles outdoors the Homes of Parliament. A number of instructed the incident was deliberate.
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The incident came to visit a 12 months after 4 folks have been killed and not less than 50 have been injured after a person drove an SUV into pedestrians on the town’s Westminster Bridge.
The attacker was later recognized as Khalid Masood, a British nationwide.
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He was killed after being shot by police.
— With recordsdata from the Related Press
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