Car rams U.K. Parliament gate, pedestrians injured

Police say they are holding the driver on suspicion of terror offences

A car crashed into barriers outside Britain’s Houses of Parliament in a suspected terror attack on Tuesday, injuring a “number of pedestrians” close to where five people were killed last year. 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 a.m. Another recording shows injured cyclists and pedestrians lying in the street in the immediate aftermath of the incident. Armed officers swooped in to arrest the driver, removing him from the vehicle at gunpoint.

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Prime Minister Theresa May, currently on holiday in Switzerland, tweeted that her “thoughts are with those injured in the incident in Westminster”. U.S. President Donald Trump responded on Twitter, urging tough action. “Another terrorist attack in London… These animals are crazy and must be dealt with through toughness and strength!” he wrote. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said “all Londoners, like me, utterly condemn all acts of terrorism on our city”. “The response of Londoners today shows that we will never be cowed, intimidated or divided by any terrorist attack.”

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/car-rams-uk-parliament-gate-pedestrians-injured/article24694185.ece

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