Car crashes into UK Parliament, 3 injured

London: In a terror attack, a man drove a car at high speed and ploughed into several pedestrians and cyclists before crashing into security barriers outside the UK’s Parliament during rush hour on Tuesday, injuring three persons, the Scotland Yard stated.

The attack, the second terrorism incident on the iconic building in central London since March last year, is being investigated by Scotland Yard’s Counter-Terrorism Command. The man, in his late 20s, has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the National Lead for Counter Terrorism Policing in the UK, said, “Our priority is to formally establish the identity of the suspect and his motivation if we can.”

(With inputs from agencies)