Terror Attack In London: What We Know So Far
WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR ABOUT THE SUSPECTED TERROR ATTACK IN LONDON:
- A car collided with cyclists and pedestrians before crashing into a security barrier outside London's Houses of Parliament shortly before 7.40am local time.
- The man driving the silver Ford Fiesta, a 29-year-old UK national, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of preparation of a terrorist act. He is believed to have been living in Birmingham.
- Three people were treated for injuries after the incident. One man was treated at the scene while a man and woman were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both have since been discharged.
- The man was alone in the car and no weapons were recovered from the vehicle. Police say the suspect is not co-operating.
- The Metropolitan Police say they are treating it as a terrorist incident because of the method used, the fact it appears to have been deliberate and due to the "iconic location" where it happened.
The Latest: Counter-terror unit leading London crash probe. https://t.co/WmKbAZSdh7— The Associated Press (@AP) August 14, 2018
- The car is privately owned and and was driven from Birmingham to London on Monday night. It arrived into London just after midnight on Tuesday. It was then in the area of Tottenham Court Road between 1.25am and 5.55am local time, before being driven around the areas of Westminster and Whitehall from 6am until the time of the incident.
- Searches are being carried out at two addresses in Birmingham and one in Nottingham on Tuesday evening.