London: In a terror attack, a speeding car crashed into security barriers outside the UK’s Parliament during rush hour, injuring two persons, Scotland Yard said as a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.
Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Command is treating the incident in central London as a terrorist attack. The man, in his late 20s, was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.
Eyewitnesses said that the man, who looked calm, was led away in handcuffs from the car by officers after the crash. The identity of the man was not immediately revealed. “At this stage, we are treating this as a terrorist incident and the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command is now leading the investigation,” a Met Police spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said that there was nobody else in the vehicle, which remains at the scene and is being searched. No weapons have been recovered at this stage. Police have put up a Terrorism Act cordon, a reaction to incidents of this nature near any high-security hotspots in the city.
“At 0737 hrs (1207 IST) today, a car was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of Parliament,” the Met Police said....