Pedestrians hurt after car hits barriers at UK parliament
[Ynet] A man was arrested after a car collided with security barriers outside London's parliament building and a number of pedestrians were injured, police said on Tuesday.
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Update at 7:25a.m. EDT: The Ynet article was updated from the Reuters feed at 13:24 Israel time, and has video of the miscreant’s arrest as he calmly left the vehicle. He appears to me to be a sub-Saharan African. The Telegraph has more photos and is liveblogging events Their latest post is time stamped 11:54 a.m.:
Police 'don't believe suspect is known to counter-terror officers or MI5'

Neil Basu, Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and counter-terrorism head, is giving an update outside New Scotland Yard. He has said:
  • One woman is being treated for serious but not life-threatening injuries. Another person has been discharged

  • The arrested man is in his late 20s

  • "Given that this appears to be a deliberate act, the method and the iconic site... this is being treated as a terrorist attack"

  • No other suspects have been identified and there is “no intelligence at this time of further danger” to Londoners or the rest of the UK connected to this incident

  • The vehicle is vehicle is being searched. No weapons have been found

  • Police are seeking to identify the suspect and "his motivation if possible"

  • Mr Basu added that the suspect was not co-operating with police and had not yet been formally identified

  • But on the basis of the information known so far, "we don't believe this person is known to either MI5 or counter terrorism police," he added.
Update from the Daily Mail at 7:10 p.m EDT: Driver named as Salih Khater, a resident of Birmingham from Sudan with British citizenship, known to the local police but not to MI5 or Scotland Yard.

Posted by: g(r)omgoru 2018-08-14