Several Injured as Car Crashes Into Barriers Outside Parliament in London

Armed police surround the car outside the Houses of Parliament

Armed police surround the car outside the Houses of Parliament

Reports indicate at least some of the injured were cyclists. "As I went past, an ambulance turned up".

Several eyewitnesses said the driver's actions were deliberate.

"The auto drove at speed and towards the barriers. It hit a bollard", he told the Press Association. He said he thought it was deliberate. "How do you do that by accident?" There was a loud bang from the collusion and a bit if smoke.

A number of people have been injured after a auto crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard say.

"The male driver of the auto was was arrested by officers at the scene".

They also confirmed a number of pedestrains had been injured, and the male driver had been detained at the scene. All of the injuries are considered non-life-threatening. A forensics officers prepares to examine the scene near a vehicle that crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parli.

Police say they are investigating the incident as terrorism but have not determined the driver's motive.

Police patrol on Millbank, in central London, after a auto crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.

The crash occurred in central London outside the Palace of Westminster.

He is not cooperating with police, Assistant Commissioner Basu said. "The main focus now will be finding out if the vehicles safe and what the intention was of the person who was driving it". "We still don't know the motive for why that vehicle drove at those barriers", he said. More than a dozen emergency vehicles were on the scene.

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The cordon has been widened twice and sniffer dogs have been seen in the area.

British counter-terrorism police are carrying out three searches in central England as part of an investigation after a auto slammed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London.

In that attack Khalid Masood rammed his auto into crowds of people along a sidewalk out front of the buildings.

In March 2017, Khalid Masood killed four people on Westminster Bridge just outside the parliament building, before going on to stab an unarmed police officer to death in the parliament grounds.

The terrorist threat against the United Kingdom is seen as unprecedented.

It was the first of five attacks on Britain a year ago which police blamed on terrorism.

It is believed the driver was alone and had no accomplices and police stated that there were no more threats against the public.

Earlier this year, the Government unveiled a refreshed counter-terror strategy.

Scotland Yard's counter-terror team, which is leading the investigation, is treating the the rush-hour vehicle crash as a "terrorist incident".

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