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Westminster auto crash being treated as terror attack

Westminster auto crash being treated as terror attack

Counter-terrorism police do not believe there is a risk of further attacks at this stage. No one else was in the vehicle, which is being searched at the scene of the accident.

The area is in lockdown after armed police swarmed the scene, with counter-terrorism officers leading the investigation.

"The male driver of the auto was detained by officers at the scene", the police statement said.

Nigel Evans, a Conservative member of Parliament, told TalkRadio that "filtering traffic" in the area could add an extra layer of security.

The vehicle crash that occurred early this morning at the Houses of Parliament is being treated as a potential terrorist incident. The Labour politician tweeted: "I have told the police and security services that they have my total support in doing whatever is necessary to protect the public in London and Birmingham".

Police said the incident appeared to be the second terrorist attack at the building in just under 18 months, after Khalid Masood, 52, killed four people on nearby Westminster Bridge in March 2017.

Footage shows the silver Ford Fiesta veering across an intersection, hitting a number of cyclists and pedestrians, before speeding into a barrier outside the Houses of Parliament in London at 7:37 am.

Two people were hospitalized and one person was released, Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said.

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The force said: "At 7.37am today, Tuesday, August 14, a vehicle was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of Parliament".

Visitors need to go through a chicane-like system created to help armed officers spot suspects.

A man and a woman were taken to hospital after the crash and later discharged, while another man was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

The suspect was "not cooperating" with the investigation overnight.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said "all Londoners, like me, utterly condemn all acts of terrorism on our city". Police shot that attacker dead. "There was smoke coming out of the auto", he told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

Armed police swooped into the area, cordoning off streets surrounding the heart of Britain's government.

Prime Minister Theresa May has offered her praise for the emergency services for their "immediate and courageous response", after the incident.

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