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AKIPRESS.COM - A man crashed his car into security barriers outside Britain’s Houses of Parliament during Tuesday morning’s rush hour, injuring “a number of pedestrians” in what police are calling a terrorist incident, Washington Post reports.
The driver was arrested at the scene on “suspicion of terrorist offenses,” said police.
The suspect, a man in his late 20s, was taken to a south London police station where he remains in police custody. His name has not been released.
“At this stage, we are treating this as a terrorist incident and the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command is now leading the investigation,” the Metropolitan Police spokesman said.
London Ambulance Service said its staff treated three people at the scene, two of whom ended up at a local hospital. A third suffered just minor injuries. Scotland Yard said none of the injuries were life-threatening.
Several witnesses told British news media that the crash appeared to be intentional. His silver Ford Fiesta sideswiped cyclists and pedestrians, striking several.