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TERRORISM

Man arrested after Westminster car crash

By Ninian Carter

August 14, 2018 - A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in London, injuring two cyclists.

A motorist crashed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London, heightening tensions in a city that has seen four vehicle-based terror attacks in less than 18 months.

Two people were hurt, but authorities said none of the injuries were life-threatening.

Armed police swooped into the area, arresting the driver and cordoning off streets surrounding the heart of Britain’s government. Police appealed to the public to stay away, and Westminster Tube station was closed.

Eyewitnesses described the car as being driven at high speed before hitting carriers. Several suggested it was deliberate.

The area was the site of a terror attack in March 2017, when Khalid Masood ploughed a car into crowds on Westminster Bridge, killing four people. Masood abandoned his car and then stabbed and killed a police officer before being shot dead in a courtyard outside Parliament.

PUBLISHED: 14/08/2018; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Apple Maps
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