Westminster incident treated as terrorism

A man has been arrested by counter terror police after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, injuring a number of cyclists and pedestrians.

London Ambulance Service said two people were treated at the scene and have been taken to hospital., but wider reports claim that there are no life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the car, a man in his late 20s, was arrested at the scene by armed officers. No one else was in the vehicle at the time of the crash and no weapons have been recovered. The suspect has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in police custody.

Eyewitnesses have reportedly explained that the car appeared to deliberately hit members of the public. Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism command is part of the investigation and is monitoring the situation, with the man arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences.

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