The incident happened at 07:37, prompting a major police response.
London: A man has been arrested after a car crashed into security barriers outside the UK Houses of Parliament, injuring many pedestrians, Scotland Yard said on Tuesday.
The incident happened at 07:37, prompting a major police response. Streets around Millbank, Parliament Square and Victoria Tower Gardens have been cordoned off, as armed police, ambulances and firefighters attended the scene, the BBC reported.
A number of pedestrians have been injured, the Met Police said.
Euronews/NBC UK correspondent Vincent McAviney tweeted a video of the incident as it unfolded. Scotland Yard said: "At 07:37hrs today, a car was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of Parliament."
BREAKING: a car seems to have crashed into Parliament, lot of police activity here! pic.twitter.com/JMIzzz0ATc— Vincent McAviney (@VinnyMcAv) August 14, 2018
Breaking: Big armed police response to car which has cashed into Parliament barriers we are now being moved back pic.twitter.com/rYAqExq6rn— Vincent McAviney (@VinnyMcAv) August 14, 2018
The male driver of the car was detained by officers at the scene. A number of pedestrians have been injured. Officers remain at the scene. "We will issue further info when we have it," Scotland Yard added.