The Latest: Counter-terror unit leading London crash probe
LONDON — The Latest on a crash outside the House of Parliament in London (all times local):
London’s Metropolitan Police say that the Counter-Terrorism Command is leading the investigation after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.
There were a number of people injured in Tuesday’s incident, though none are in life-threatening condition.
The police force says it is keeping an open mind about the incident, which comes only a year after Khalid Masood ploughed a car into crowds on Westminster Bridge, killing four people.
Masood abandoned his car then stabbed and killed a police officer before being shot in a courtyard outside Parliament.
London’s Metropolitan Police say no one is in a life-threatening condition following a car crash outside the Houses of Parliament.
Armed police have swooped on the area, cordoning off streets around Parliament Square, Millbank and Victoria Tower Gardens. Sky News video showed a man being arrested after the incident on Tuesday.
The car slammed into barriers that had been extended following the Westminster Bridge attack in March 2017 when Khalid Masood ploughed a car into crowds on Westminster Bridge, killing four people.
London police say that a car has crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament and that there are a number of injured.
Police said that the driver of car, a man, was arrested at scene after the incident which took place at 7:37 a.m. Tuesday in London.
No other details were immediately available, but Metropolitan Police said on Twitter that they will issue more information when they have it.