Black male dragged from car by armed police units after crashing his car into Parliament. This IS being treated as a terrorist incident.
#Westminster. *Full credit @999London*
Armed police have surrounded a smoking car and arrested a man (left) after a number of pedestrians were hit before ploughing into security barriers outside Parliament today.
Witnesses heard a ‘loud bang’ as the silver vehicle hit barriers in Westminster at around 7.30am this morning. Around a dozen armed officers swamped the vehicle (main picture) and trained their rifles on a suspect in a black puffa coat who was pulled from the car and taken away.
Scotland Yard said this morning they were currently treating the incident as a serious road traffic collision and arrested a suspect at the scene. But a large cordon was set up around Parliament (bottom right) this morning and up to 200 officers have been sent to Westminster who moved members of the public away from the area.
The Houses of Parliament was also on lockdown and entrances were closed after the incident. The crash came 17 months after Khalid Masood drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before stabbing to death PC Keith Palmer at the gates of Parliament.