Suspected Terrorist Attack in Central London Leaves Several People Injured

Houses of Parliament crash

ITV REPORTING GMB reporter Richard Gaisford was on of the first on the scene

"At this stage, we are treating this as a terrorist incident and the Met's Counter Terrorism Command is now leading the investigation", the police said.

Two addresses in Birmingham and a third address in Nottingham have been raided as police try to find out why a man drove a Ford Fiesta auto into 15 pedestrians and cyclists outside Parliament.

Images posted online showed a man wearing a black puffer jacket being led away in handcuffs from the auto as armed police swarmed the scene.

A vehicle slammed into early morning commuters before striking into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London, where two people have been hurt. He was wearing a black puffer jacket and led away in handcuffs.

Police said that the driver of vehicle, a man, was arrested at scene after the incident which took place at 7:37 a.m. Tuesday in London.

The crash which took place at 7:37 in the morning, injured a number of pedestrians Tuesday.

Visitors need to go through a chicane-like system created to help armed officers spot suspects. "We will issue further info when we have it", police said.

Police said late Tuesday they were searching two addresses in Birmingham and one in Nottingham in a bid to understand "the full circumstances and motivation behind this incident".

-Two people were treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service.

Several streets around nearby Parliament Square and Victoria Tower Gardens have been cordoned off.

The Fiesta auto was seen swerving across the road and hitting cyclists before crashing into a barrier.

The suspect, reportedly from the Midlands, located in Central England and was described as "uncooperative" by law enforcement, and transported to an undisclosed police station in southern London. "There was a loud bang from the collision and a bit of smoke", Ewelina Ochab told The Associated Press.

"I was walking on the other side [of the road]".

"All Londoners, like me, utterly condemn all acts of terrorism on our city", he said. He was the only person in the vehicle and reportedly did not have any weapons with him. "I just stopped the bus", he told PA. When he got to the scene, he staked out Westminster before smashing his vehicle.

Authorities said Tuesday that they would deal with Khater's actions as terrorism, given their seemingly deliberate nature, as well as the location and method Khater employed.

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