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Man arrested after car crashes into barriers outside UK Parliament, injuring pedestrians

| 14.08,18. 05:45 PM |





Man arrested after car crashes into barriers outside UK Parliament, injuring pedestrians



A man has been arrested after a car smashed into barriers outside London's Houses of Parliament.


London's Metropolitan Police said a number of pedestrians were injured in the incident.


The driver of the vehicle was detained by officers at the scene.


Footage on social media showed heavily-armed police response units arriving at the scene, with the area outside the Parliament building in central London sealed off.


Police said they could not immediately say whether it was a terrorism-related incident or not.


"We're still trying to piece it together," a spokeswoman said.


In March 2017, Khalid Masood, 52, killed four people on nearby Westminster Bridge before he stabbed to death an unarmed police officer in the grounds of Parliament. He was shot dead at the scene.


It was the first of five attacks on Britain last year which police blamed on terrorism.



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