London’s Metropolitan Police say that they are treating the crash outside of Parliament as a terrorist incident.
Authorities said in a statement on Tuesday that a man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses after the silver Ford Fiesta collided with a number of cyclists and pedestrians before crashing into the barriers during the morning rush hour.
He is in custody. No one else was in the car, which is being searched at the scene of the accident.
Two people were hurt, but authorities said none of the injuries were life-threatening.
London’s Metropolitan Police say that the Counter-Terrorism Command is leading the investigation after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.
The police force says it is keeping an open mind about the incident, which comes only a year after Khalid Masood ploughed a car into crowds on Westminster Bridge, killing four people.
Masood abandoned his car then stabbed and killed a police officer before being shot in a courtyard outside Parliament.
London’s Metropolitan Police say no one is in a life-threatening condition following a car crash outside the Houses of Parliament.
Armed police have swooped on the area, cordoning off streets around Parliament Square, Millbank and Victoria Tower Gardens. Sky News video showed a man being arrested after the incident on Tuesday.
The car slammed
into barriers that had been extended following the Westminster Bridge attack in March 2017 when Khalid Masood ploughed a car into crowds on Westminster Bridge, killing four people.
Police said that the driver of car was arrested at scene after the incident which took place at 7:37 am.
Police say they are lifting cordons that had sealed off much of London’s Westminster government district after the car crash.
The Metropolitan Police force says cordons are being lifted apart from a stretch of road around the scene of Tuesday morning’s crash.
Police say they are investigating the incident as terrorism but have not determined the driver’s motive.