London Parliament car crash LIVE Updates: Footage on social media showed heavily-armed police response units arriving at Westminster Palace, with the area outside the parliament building in central London sealed off.
A man has been arrested after a car smashed into barriers outside London’s parliament building Tuesday morning, a little after 7.30 am. Footage on social media showed heavily-armed police response units arriving at the scene, with the area outside the parliament building in central London sealed off. Parliament is currently not sitting. The incident took place on the House of Lords end of Parliament and the driver reportedly crashed into a STOP sign.
In a statement issued, the Met Police said: “At 0737hrs today, a car was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of Parliament. The male driver of the car was detained by officers at the scene. A number of pedestrians have been injured. Officers remain at the scene. We will issue further info when we have it.”
Police have also pushed back media and bystanders putting in place an anti-terrorism cordon. Several streets in London’s Parliament square have been shut as has the Westminster tube station.
London car crash LIVE Updates: There was chaos outside Westminster Palace, London after a car crashed into a barricade erected outside Parliament a little after 7.30 am. Footage of the scene that emerged on social media showed armed Scotland Yard personnel responding to the scene and taking the driver into custody. No details were made available on who the driver is and whether there was a motive in the attack.
Eyewitnesses said several pedestrians were injured but police officials don’t believe anyone is in a life-threatening condition. United Kingdom news agencies reported that medical assistance was being provided to the injured at the site. Media and bystanders at the site were pushed back from the accident scene. A detailed statement from the police is awaited.