Published: Tue, August 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Pedestrians injured as vehicle crashes near United Kingdom parliament

Pedestrians injured as vehicle crashes near United Kingdom parliament

Multiple people have been injured after a vehicle crashed into security barriers at the British Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London. There is no ongoing chase.

A man has been arrested after a auto crashed into the security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.

"At this stage, officers do not believe that anybody is in a life-threatening condition", Metropolitan Police said on Twitter.

Police did not say if they suspected terrorism, calling it only a "collision".

Streets in the area surrounding the British legislature were cordoned off and closed to traffic during peak morning rush hour and there was a heavy police presence.

Officers could be seen surrounding the vehicle before leading a man away in handcuffs.

Scotland Yard said: "At 07:37hrs today, a vehicle was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of Parliament". Ambulances and firefighters are also attending the scene.

Witness Jason Williams told Sky News he had seen "a man driving at speed into the bollard and the police have taken their time to go in".

"I was walking on the other side [of the road]".

In March 2017, Khalid Masood, 52, ploughed a auto into pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge, killing four, before he stabbed to death an unarmed police officer in the grounds of Parliament.

The attack left five people dead and around 50 injured, and only ended when police shot Masood dead.

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