The driver of a Silver Ford Fiesta intentionally ploughed into cyclists and pedestrians at around 50 mph, then smashed into the barrier to Britain’s Westminster House of Parliament on Tuesday. A male suspect in his late 20’s was arrested on suspicion of terrorism. He is not cooperating with police. Is this another London terror incident? The Metro Counterterrorism command is investigating.
According to media accounts there were no life-threatening injuries. Two people were hospitalized, at least one has been released. One woman was being treated for serious but not life-threatening injuries. Update: Ten people were said to be injured in all.
Another London terror incident
London Metro Police released this statement:
“The Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command is investigating an incident in Westminster this morning during which a number of people were injured.
At 07:37hrs on Tuesday 14 August, a silver Ford Fiesta collided with a number of cyclists and pedestrians, before crashing into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.
The driver of the car, a man in his late 20s, was arrested at the scene by armed officers. He has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in police custody.
He was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences.
There was nobody else in the vehicle, which remains at the scene and is being searched. No weapons have been recovered at this stage.
A number of people were injured as a result of the collision and they have been taken to hospital.
At this early stage none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.
Officers remain at the scene and cordons are in place to assist the investigation. Road closures in the area are likely to remain in place for some time. Westminster Tube station is currently closed.
At this stage, we are treating this as a terrorist incident and the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command is now leading the investigation.
Anyone with information that could assist with the investigation can call 0800 789 321.
Anyone who may have footage or images of the incident is asked to send them to police via: www.ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk”
– A man drove his car into the gates of the Parliament in London earlier today
– Multiple people injured, but none life threatening
– Suspect is in custody
– Police treating it as terror attack
– Suspect is not cooperating with policepic.twitter.com/b8eww2JOtK
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) August 14, 2018
The British “stiff upper lip” –
Dear #Terrorists, Just so you know, hundreds of years of British democracy will never be bought to its knees by a bloke in a Ford Fiesta.
— Ed Hall (@hall_ed) August 14, 2018
— Boston NewsChannel (@Boston_NC) August 14, 2018
— Elizabeth Vey 🎗 (@ElizabethVey) August 14, 2018
— Charles R. Lewis (@charleysadvisor) August 14, 2018
#Westminster #rushhour this morning a car at 50mph hit #cyclists before aiming for #police and ramming gates to #parliament
Local stations and roads remain closed#alsahawattimes #emergencybroadcast #terrorism #westminsterattack #londonattack
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— Al-Sahawat Times (@alsahawat_times) August 14, 2018
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the #London #attack today. I stand with my UK Brothers and Sisters. 🙏🙏 #emergency services 👏👏. These scum bag haters who bring terror to our should be eradicated from all communities. #peace #love #Harmony #united pic.twitter.com/4VO3zK2WvT
— Javed Iqbal (@javed2275) August 14, 2018
This one refers to Jeremy Corbyn’s purchase of a wreath for the Palestinian perpetrators of a terror attack.
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— robert lufc coombes (@robertlufccoomb) August 14, 2018
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 14, 2018
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