BREAKING: Vehicular terror attack on Parliament; three injured

BREAKING: Vehicular terror attack on Parliament; three injured
Scene of this morning's terror attack in London (Image: CBSN video screen grab)

[Ed. – Happily, the attack was ‘less successful’ than the one on nearby Westminster Bridge in March 2017 in which 50 people were injured, five of them fatally.]

A man has been arrested on suspicion of terror offenses after three people were injured when a car crashed into security barriers outside Parliament.

The silver Ford Fiesta hit cyclists and pedestrians at 7.37 a.m. before crashing into the security barriers.

One man has been discharged from the hospital and one woman is still being treated.

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The incident is being investigated by counter-terror officers. A COBRA meeting will take place at 2 p.m., but no cabinet ministers are expected to attend.

The driver, a man in his 20s, wearing a white shirt and a black hooded puffer jacket, was detained at the scene.

The man was led backwards away from the car after police held him at the scene for a few moments.

The Metropolitan Police said: “There was nobody else in the vehicle, which remains at the scene and is being searched. No weapons have been recovered at this stage.”

In a statement, Neil Basu, assistant police commissioner, said: “There is no intelligence at this time of further danger to Londoners or to the rest of the UK connected to this incident.

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