The British authorities are investigating an incident this morning after a vehicle crashed against security barriers at the Parliament in London, UK.
A car crashed into the security walls of the British Parliament in Westminster on Tuesday, triggering several injuries, according to a statement issued by the London Metropolitan Police . It is revealed that a man has been detained, but no further details are revealed.
In a more recent Twitter publication of the London Metropolitan Police , it is advanced that no one is at risk of life and that security tapes serve as research assistance.
However, they report that the Westminster tube station is closed.
The London Metropolitan Police revealed that the incident occurred around 07:37. The adjacent streets (Parliament Square and Victoria Tower Gardens) have been closed.
Through some publications in the social networks it is possible to verify that a man in handcuffs was taken by a car of the authorities.
According to a BBC journalist on the spot, “Parliament Square is now surrounded by the blue police tape.”
“There are a large group of armed police officers in the square. [The] paramedics are dealing with a small group of people sitting on the floor at the foot of the Palace of Westminster,” he said. “A witness, who did not want to be identified, said he saw a car hit a bunch of cyclists and then hit the barrier next to Westminster Palace.” The man indicated that the driver’s action seemed deliberate, he concluded.
The Parliament building is surrounded by steel and concrete barriers following the March attack last year by a man driving a vehicle.
In that attack, Khalid Masood ran over several people on Westminster Bridge near Parliament, where he killed four people, then went downstairs and tried to enter the building, where he killed police officer Keith Palmer with a knife.
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