Car Crashes Outside U.K. Parliament in Suspected Terror Attack

Police detained driver, in his late 20s, at the scene; cyclists and pedestrians injured.

Car Crashes Outside U.K. Parliament in Suspected Terror Attack

A car crashed into barriers outside the U.K. Houses of Parliament on Tuesday morning in a suspected terrorist attack, injuring several people just yards away from the site of an attack last year.

Police said the driver, in his late 20s, was detained at the scene and later arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses. The man isn’t cooperating with police and hasn’t been formally identified, police said.

According to CCTV footage obtained by the BBC, the car mounted the pavement, drove against traffic, and crashed into a barrier outside parliament building.

Images circulating on social media showed police arresting the man, dressed in jeans and a black puffer jacket, after officers swarmed on his vehicle and removed him at gunpoint. Parliament was immediately placed on lockdown and surrounding streets in the central London district were cordoned off to the public.

Related Post

Israel accepts fresh Gaza ceasefire
views 60
Israel has accepted an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour ceasefire with Gaza militants. The move clears the way for the resumption of indirect talk...
Tianjin blasts toll rises to 163
views 41
Beijing: The death toll in the warehouse explosions in China`s Tianjin city rose to 163 on Wednesday with 10 people still remaining missing, accordin...
Mexico investigates top crime fighter over missing 43 students case
views 80
One of Mexico's top crime fighters is under investigation over a key incident in the probe into the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers in 2014, ...
Obama tells Americans not to turn against Islam
views 75
 Amid increasing anti-Muslim rhetoric in the aftermath of the San Bernardino terror attack that killed 14 people, President Barack Obama on Satur...
Saudi Arabia hajj disaster death toll at least 2,110
views 67
The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,110 pilgrims, a new tally showed on Monday, after officials i...