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14 Aug 2018 | 10:16 AM UTC

UK: London vehicle ramming treated as possible terrorist attack /update 1

United Kingdom News Alert

Police arrest man who drove into the barriers outside of the Houses of Parliament in London August 14; terrorism investigation ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/14/2018, 7:00 AM until 8/14/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London

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Event

The vehicle ramming that occurred on Tuesday, August 14, is being treated as a possible terrorist attack. A man drove his vehicle into the barriers outside of the Houses of Parliament in London at 07:37 (local time), injuring two people. The driver was arrested shortly after at the scene by the Metropolitan Police on suspicion of terrorist offenses.

Access to the Westminster tube station has been closed, nearby streets cordoned off, and a number of buses diverted.

Context

London’s Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command is in charge of the ongoing investigation.

Advice

Individuals in London are advised to continue to avoid the area and obey any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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