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  World   Americas  14 Aug 2018  Pedestrians injured as car drives into UK Parliament barriers, man held

Pedestrians injured as car drives into UK Parliament barriers, man held

PTI
Published : Aug 14, 2018, 1:05 pm IST
Updated : Aug 14, 2018, 1:43 pm IST

The incident happened at 07:37, prompting a major police response.

The male driver of the car was detained by officers at the scene. (Photo: Screengrab)
 The male driver of the car was detained by officers at the scene. (Photo: Screengrab)

London: A man has been arrested after a car crashed into security barriers outside the UK Houses of Parliament, injuring many pedestrians, Scotland Yard said on Tuesday.

The incident happened at 07:37, prompting a major police response. Streets around Millbank, Parliament Square and Victoria Tower Gardens have been cordoned off, as armed police, ambulances and firefighters attended the scene, the BBC reported.

 

A number of pedestrians have been injured, the Met Police said.

Euronews/NBC UK correspondent Vincent McAviney tweeted a video of the incident as it unfolded. Scotland Yard said: "At 07:37hrs today, a car was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of Parliament."

The male driver of the car was detained by officers at the scene. A number of pedestrians have been injured. Officers remain at the scene. "We will issue further info when we have it," Scotland Yard added.

 

Tags: man crashes car into barricades, uk parliament, scotland yard, parliament square, vincent mcaviney
Location: United Kingdom, England, London