Pedestrians hurt as car hits barrier at UK parliament, man arrested

Reuters . London | Published: 14:29, Aug 14,2018


Armed police stand in the street after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, Britain, August 14, 2018. — Reuters photo

A number of people were injured when a car collided with security barriers outside London’s parliament building on Tuesday and the driver was arrested, police said.

Police said they could not immediately determine whether the incident was terrorism-related.

‘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,’ London’s police force said in a statement on Twitter.

Westminster Underground station, close to parliament, was closed and the building was cordoned off. No one was being allowed entry to parliament. As parliament is in recess for summer, most lawmakers are not using the building.

The crash occurred at 06:37 GMT.

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