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London: Car crashes outside Parliament, several injured, counter terror command takes over probe

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    London, Aug 14: A man has been arrested after a car smashed into the barriers outside London's Parliament on Tuesday morning.

    London: Car crashes outside Parliament, several injured, counter terror command takes over probe

    Footage on the social media showed heavily armed police response units arriving at the scene. The area outside the Parliament building in Central London was sealed off. The Parliament was not in session.

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    The incident took place on the House of Lords end of Parliament and the driver reportedly crashed into a STOP sign.

    In a statement issued, the Met Police said: "At 0737hrs today, a car was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of Parliament. 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."

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    According to a report in BBC, the London police cannot say if the incident is related to terrorism at this stage but a number of eyewitnesses have said the car appeared to deliberately hit the public.

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